Schedule a meeting with Dr. Dani Bronaugh (Program Director). You will need to bring a copy of your Undergraduate Transcript(s) (unofficial is sufficient to determine eligibility and any prerequisite courses that may be needed).
30125B Memorial Hall
365 S. High Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
800 S. Main St.
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
Complete the on-line Graduate School Application, applying to the Special Education Post-Baccalaureate M.A.T. (NOT the 5th Year format). http://www.jmu.edu/grad/.
The order of applying and taking tests for applying to The Graduate School is not important. Applications will be reviewed after all items have been received.
Required for Application:
√ Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended,
√ Satisfactory test scores on the Praxis I,
√ Two Letters of Recommendation, one from someone who can speak of your ability as a student and another who can speak of your professional dispositions.
√ Professional Resume, and
√ 2-3 page written statement describing your professional background, the education issues or topics that you would like to address during your master’s program and your long-term professional goals.
NOTE: your application to the Graduate School, if accepted, will likely be “conditionally” accepted. After all the conditions have been met, including being fully accepted into Teacher Education, Step 3, your status can be upgraded to “unconditional”. It is your responsibility to let your advisor know when all conditions have been met. These conditions (receipt of satisfactory Praxis I & II scores, etc.) must be met before registering for the 2nd semester of classes.
After you have been admitted to the Graduate School and have received your student ID, you may apply for admission to Teacher Education. Your application to Teacher Education is the first step in the process toward obtaining your Virginia State License to teach.
PRAXIS I MAY BE TAKEN PRIOR TO submitting your application to Teacher Education.
√ Complete the application to teacher education USING TK20,**
√ Take the Praxis I—Math, Reading Comprehension and Writing. NOTE: Praxis I is waived for candidates with SAT scores of 1100 or higher, the minimum score for each section is 530 Math and 530 Verbal.
√ To be fully accepted into the Early Childhood Education Teaching Licensure program candidates must have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or must establish a JMU GPA of 2.75 or better by taking 9 or more credit hours. These may include GPSY 160 and EDUC 360, content prerequisites or courses within the program.
√ Complete an online, intent to enroll form: http://coe.jmu.edu/esc/Admissions.shtml,
√ Print off and take / send to your advisor for their signature,
√ Take the signed form to the Education Support Center—Mem. Hall, Rm 7230.
√ After you have submitted your intent to enroll form, you will receive an E-mail directing you to access the TK20 website (within 2-3 days of submitting form).
Next, complete the Teacher Education Application found in TK20. You will be directed to find the application artifact, complete it and save it in TK20. The application will include:
√ 200 word response in a text box as to “Why I want to become a teacher?”,
√ Self-rating on professional dispositions,
√ Welcome letter,
√ List of Admission requirements with a reminder about Child Abuse Prevention and Universal Precautions trainings,
√ FAQ sheet for TK20, and
√ Reference forms
Within 24 hours after subscribing, you will receive an email from TK20 stating that you can now access TK20.
NOTE: Your application to the Graduate School, if accepted, will likely be "conditionally" accepted. After all the conditions have been met, including being fully accepted into Teacher Education, Step 3, your status can be upgraded to "unconditional". It is your responsibility to let your advisor know when all conditions have been met. These conditions (receipt of satisfactory Praxis I & II scores, etc.) must be met before registering for the 2nd semester of classes.
Dr. Dani Bronaugh