Application Requirements

Application Deadline

The application deadline is rolling, however, for guaranteed consideration early application by January 30th is recommended.

Program Begins

Fall 

Transcripts

Unofficial transcripts from all post-secondary institutions should be uploaded with your electronic application and may be used for departmental admission review purposes. If offered admission, you will be directed and required to submit to the JMU Graduate School an official transcript from any institution from which a degree has been awarded to finalize your admission. Transcripts are considered official if they are sent to JMU directly from the issuing institution.

Required by Program
  • First step in applying, please contact the program director, Holly McCartney at mccarthb@jmu.edu, to set up an interview
  • Two or three page personal statement describing the applicant's rationale for entering the teaching profession

  • Two references required

  • Applicants should have an undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or better. (If your GPA is lower, contact the program before you submit an application.)

  • Applicants must pass Praxis Core Math and the VCLA prior to starting the program.

Once admitted to graduate school, teacher candidates also must apply for Teacher Education at JMU.

Test Requirements

GRE General Test or Miller Analogies Test is optional, but not required.

Online Application
International Applicants

International Graduate Information

International applicants will upload a credential evaluation of their non-U.S. college or university transcripts from one of the services listed at this link: Credential_Evaluation

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