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October 2014

October 6   - Information sessions on Northern Ireland Teaching Practicum May 2015

Join us in Memorial Hall at Java City! Beginning at 7pm, this session will give students a chance to hear more about the trip: four weeks spanning mid-May to mid-June.

October 11 - Scholarship Breakfast
Join us in the Highlands Room in the Festival Student and Conference Center as we recongnize our ourstanding and deserving CoE Scholarship recipients.

October 13 - Student Research Presentations: Teaching Practicum in Northern Ireland

The CoE students who attended the Teaching Practicum in Northern Ireland, May 2014, will share their research projects with the public Monday Oct. 13. Please join us in the Memorial Hall Forum, 4:30-7 PM.

Visitors will have the opportunity both to chat with these students one-on-one to discuss their research and to hear about their work in N. Ireland during short research talks.

Our students did exceptional work in N. Ireland and represented our College exceptionally well. Please show your support for their research with your presence this Monday evening.

Of course, with its recent history of political turmoil and conflict, Northern Ireland has that unrest still bubbling below the surface. It is also a territory rich in cultural and artistic topics. The students' projects address a range of these topics:

Cultural competencies: Secondary education in a once-divided region, a discussion of murals on display in different N. Irish cities that portray perspectives on the conflict, interviews with classroom teachers who themselves grew up witnessing the conflicts.

Artistic expressions: Responses to the intercultural experience through visual arts, music, and literature in a number of separate talks (students have shared art / lit. from established artists as well as work of their own).

October 14 - Screening of Girl Rising

Join the  JMU Future Social Studies Educators (FSSE) for a screening of the movie Girl Rising. The purpose of FSSE is to unite students, alumnae, and professionals in service, community, personal growth and enrichment in the field of social studies.

Girl Rising is a global campaign for girls’ education using the power of storytelling to share the simple truth that educating girls can transform societies. Girl Rising unites girls, women, boys and men who believe every girl has the right to go to school and the right to reach her full potential.

In the spirit of this movement, the Future Social Studies Educators will be accepting donations and selling t-shirts to support the Nasaruni Academy for Maasai Girls in Kenya. 100% of the proceeds from this event will go directly to the Academy.

For more information on the Nasaruni Academy, visit the FSSE website:

 RSVP for this event on Facebook  

"Educating girls can break cycles of poverty in just one generation. Educated girls stand up for their rights, marry and have children later, educate their own children, and their families and communities thrive. Yet millions of girls around the world face barriers to education that boys do not. Removing barriers such as early marriage, gender-based violence, domestic slavery and sex trafficking means not only a better life for girls, but a safer, healthier and more prosperous world for all."

October 17 - Fall 2014 Student Teacher's Conference
The Fall 2014 Student Teacher's Conference will be held in Taylor Hall

October 18 - Academic Open House

Join the College of Education by taking part in this Fall Academic Open House!

You will learn more about:

Academic Programs
Diversity Programs
Financial Aid
General Education Program
Honors Programs
Services provided to JMU students
Study Abroad Programs

You can participate in:

Campus tours
Residence hall tours
Student Organization Fair
University Recreation Center Open House

CoE Licensure Program Sessions are from

10-10:45; 11-11:45 in Taylor Hall, 4th Floor

Inclusive Early Childhood

Elementary Education

Teaching English as a Second Language

Special Education

Middle Education

Secondary Education

October 22 - Education Support Center Open House

Dear Colleagues,

The Education Support Center is hosting a drop-in open house next week on Wednesday October 22nd from 3:00 – 5:00pm in the Hiner room.   Please drop by, let’s talk, and there will definitely be something yummy to eat there!

We would like to talk about any questions or thoughts you might have about any ESC related activities.  

·         Advising students for admission into teacher education

·         The field experience processes – placements for practicum and/or student teaching

·         The licensure process

·         Tk20 and how it is used for admissions and/or the student teaching binder

·         The COE & MidValley Consortium partnership

·         New computerized Praxis testing center

·         Anything else you can think of!!


We look forward to seeing you there! 

The Education Support Center

October 27 - Visiting Scholar: Dr. Alice Honig

Dr. Alice Honig, past president of the International Association of Infant Mental Health, will be in Harrisonburg on October 27.  Dr. Honig studied with Jean Piaget and has authored over two dozen books on child development. There are several opportunities for community members to meet her before and after her presentation at Memorial Hall. Registration is required for some events.

9:30-10:30: Parents meet Dr. Honig at the Young Children's Program

11:30-1:00: Lunch with JMU Faculty

2:00-3:00:   Meet & Mingle with Community Partners  Memorial Auditorium 

3:00-4:00:   Infant Mental Health: Insurance for our Future    Presentation by Dr. Alice S. Honig 

4:00-5:00     Q & A Session with Dr. Honig

Collaborators: Department of Early Elementary & Reading, Visiting Scholars Program, Region 5 T/TAC @ JMU, Smart Beginnings

October 31 - Deadline to submit 2015-2016 Student Teaching Applications
Deadline to submit 2015-2016 Student Teaching Applications to the Education Support Center, MEMH Room 7230

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