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M.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction--American History

This program is NOT accepting applications at this time.

The Master of Education degree (M.Ed.) in Curriculum and Instruction (C &I) with a concentration American History serves students who currently work in or who intend to pursue careers in K12 education. The program provides candidates with opportunities to explore and research pedagogical best practice combined with in-depth preparation in the academic content area of American History. Candidates in the program will discover effective ways to improve their performance in their chosen professional settings. Graduates will possess a broad and deep understanding of curriculum, instruction and American History. See C & I American History Requirements for more detail on specific program requirements.

Admission Criteria
All criteria are considered when reviewing the candidates for admission to the Master of Education in C & I with concentration in American History degree program. However, no one criterion will be the sole reason for lack of admission to the program. Students should meet the following criteria to be considered for admission:

  • GRE scores at the 25th percentile or higher for both verbal and quantitative sections.
  • Undergraduate grade point average of 2.75 or higher.
  • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university.
  • Current Teacher Licensure
  • Teaching experience (3 years preferred).

To apply, complete the online graduate admission application at the JMU Graduate School and submit the following items to Barbara Stern.

  • Professional resume
  • Two letters of reference
  • A two- to three-page written statement (double spaced) describing the applicant's professional background, the educational issues that the applicant would like to address in the master's program and the applicant's long-term professional goals.

Dr. Michelle Cude
Curriculum and Instruction in American History Program
College of Education
James Madison Univeristy
MSC 6912
Harrisonburg, VA 22807