Application Process

Click here to apply to teacher education:   APPLY TO TEACHER EDUCATION.  You will receive a return e-mail entitled "Next Steps to Apply to Teacher Education".  Carefully follow the directions and complete the online application.

 

 

   Instructions for application process  

Four- and Five-year Initial Program

Please note:  You will be blocked from taking designated education courses until the following requirements are met. 

 

1.  Declare your major and teaching concentration minor.  (The form is available in your program area.  It should be signed by your education advisor and returned to the Registrar's Office.)

 

2. Two references will need to complete this reference form.

 

 

Students will need to send their references this link and their JAC card number.

 

 

NOTE: This reference form should be completed by a person who has known the applicant for 6 months or more in a professional capacity (i.e. employer, teacher, coach, clergy, etc.) and can evaluate the student's potential as a future educator.  This form may not be completed by friends, neighbors, or classmates.

Students in initial licensure programs who hold a current, valid teaching license do not have to submit references. 

 

 

3-5.  You must complete the following course requirements with a minimum grade of "C":  GWRIT 103/GWRTC 103 (or equivalent), MATH (or Cluster III equivalent), GPSYC 160 (or equivalent).  Provide ESC with a transcript of any courses from other institutions which may be used for admission and do not appear on your JMU transcript.

 

6.  Take the Praxis Core and have the scores sent to JMU.  Our test code is 5392. Your Praxis scores may be waived if your SAT® scores or ACT scores qualify - click here for additional information. 

 

7.  You must have and maintain a GPA of 2.5 or better. GPA information is updated in the Teacher Education database at the end of each semester.

 

8.  Complete online training in Universal Precautions.  UP training sessions are offered by the JMU Health Center at JMU - Universal Precautions.   ESC receives verification that you have completed the training.  NOTE:  HLTH 204, HLTH 370, or Red Cross First Aid or equivalent training will meet this requirement.

     

9.  Complete the Child Abuse Prevention Training online at ESC website and pass the quiz after your training session. Your score will be sent electronically to the ESC.  Keep the certificate that you print.

 

10.   All professional education students complete the Multicultural Dispositions Index (MDI; Thompson, 2011) at four points during their programs: during the Admissions process, in EDUC 300, prior to field experience, and at the end of the program. Please note that your responses to this are ANONYMOUS; you will be asked to use a code name that only YOU know.  (Be sure to keep it for your records.) However, completion of the instrument is a required part of the application process. Questions about this instrument can be addressed to Amy Thelk, Director of Assessment and Evaluation at James Madison University (thelkad@jmu.edu).

 

11. Once you have completed all of the requirements previously listed, you will need to subscribe to Tk20. Click the link to purchase your student account. You will be able to log-in to Tk20 (within 3-5 days after you have purchased your account) using your MyMadison user name and password.  Then complete the Pre-Professional Assessment in Tk20.

 

 

**Click here to check your admission status.**

 

 

Transfer Students, Graduate Students (not in JMU 5-year program), or Licensure Only Candidates

You must complete all Teacher Education requirements for admissions as below and submit:

     

  1. Program of study letter obtained from your education advisor that specifies required courses for the licensure programs; and
  2. Copy of transcripts from other institutions.

 

Teacher Education Requirements

Please note:  You will be blocked from taking designated education courses until the following requirements are met. 

 

1.  Declare your major and teaching concentration minor.  (The form is available in your program area.  It should be signed by your education advisor and returned to the Registrar's Office.)

 

2. Two references will need to complete this reference form: https://adobeformscentral.com/?f=loB2AFgW38EcLxuULb5zuA#

 

 

Students will need to send their references this link and their JAC card number.

 

 

NOTE: This reference form should be completed by a person who has known the applicant for 6 months or more in a professional capacity (i.e. employer, teacher, coach, clergy, etc.) and can evaluate the student's potential as a future educator.  This form may not be completed by friends, neighbors, or classmates.

Students in initial licensure programs who hold a current, valid teaching license do not have to submit references.

 

 

3-5.  You must complete the following course requirements with a minimum grade of "C":  GWRIT 103/GWRTC 103 (or equivalent), MATH (or Cluster III equivalent), GPSYC 160 (or equivalent).  Provide ESC with a transcript of any courses from other institutions which may be used for admission and do not appear on your JMU transcript.

 

6.  Take the Praxis Core and have the scores sent to JMU.  Our test code is 5392. Your Praxis scores may be waived if your SAT® scores or ACT scores qualify - click here for additional information. 

 

7.  You must have and maintain a GPA of 2.5 or better. GPA information is updated in the Teacher Education database at the end of each semester.

 

8.  Complete online training in Universal Precautions.  UP training sessions are offered by the JMU Health Center at JMU - Universal Precautions.   ESC receives verification that you have completed the training.  NOTE:  HLTH 204, HLTH 370, or Red Cross First Aid or equivalent training will meet this requirement.

 

9.  Complete the Child Abuse Prevention Training online at ESC website and pass the quiz after your training session. Your score will be sent electronically to the ESC.  Keep the certificate that you print.

 

10.   All professional education students complete the Multicultural Dispositions Index (MDI; Thompson, 2011) at four points during their programs: during the Admissions process, in EDUC 300, prior to field experience, and at the end of the program. Please note that your responses to this are ANONYMOUS; you will be asked to use a code name that only YOU know.  (Be sure to keep it for your records.) However, completion of the instrument is a required part of the application process. Questions about this instrument can be addressed to Amy Thelk, Director of Assessment and Evaluation at James Madison University (thelkad@jmu.edu).

 

11.    Once you have completed all of the requirements previously listed, you will need to subscribe to Tk20. Click the link to purchase your student account. You will be able to log-in to Tk20 (within 3-5 days after you have purchased your account) using your MyMadison user name and password.  Then complete the Pre-Professional Assessment in Tk20.

****Click here to check your admission status.****

     

   **Full Disclosure Statement

School divisions routinely require a background check prior to student teaching. Professional behaviors are expected of all candidates throughout the program.  Convictions for criminal offenses or charges pending against you may result in schools refusing to make a placement for practicum or student teaching. There may also be serious consequences when being considered for a license to teach in Virginia and in other states.  Therefore, you are required to inform the Director of the Education Support Center in writing of any conviction or pending charges for a felony, violation of a criminal drug law, an alcohol beverage control law or law that governs driving while intoxicated.  Notification must be made no later than five calendar days after such charge or conviction.

 





New deadlines for freshmen who have met with Dr. Kyger after January 1, 2014:

April 15 - Deadline to apply for admission to Teacher Education.

October 15 - Deadline to be admitted to Teacher Education.