College of Education - What's in a name?



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The history of the College of Education is the history of James Madison University itself. JMU began as a college of education and to this day, epitomizes professional teacher preparation. Milestones in the evolution of the college and university are shown below.

1908 - State Normal and Industrial School for Women

 Lida Cleveland

           Lida Cleveland - Faculty    c. 1911

1914 - State Normal School for Women

 Student Government

         Student Association Executive Board 

1924 - State Teachers College

 Wilson dedication

                  Wilson dedication, 1831

1938 - Madison College

 Science class

                     Science Class, c. 1958 

1977 - James Madison University


                    Supervision, c. 1978

Today: James Madison University

 Team Project

            Team Project, College of Education