Application Deadline

The Middle School Education program accepts applications on a rolling basis. Completed applications should be received at least 6 weeks prior to the start of the semester in which the student intends to enroll.

Program Begins

Spring: September 1

Summer: February 1

Fall: May 1

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

Required Tests

Current JMU candidates completing their undergraduate degree with a major in Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies and the Middle Education pre-professional minor program must submit Virginia Praxis Subject Assessment  passing scores on their two Middle Education content areas prior to beginning more than 12 hours of graduate course work in the Middle Education Master of Arts in Teaching 5th year format graduate program.  However, applicants must submit passing Praxis Subject Assessment scores for at least one of their content areas prior to beginning more than 6 hours of MAT graduate course work.   

Required Electronically
  • Application
  • Application fee

Transcripts of all previous academic work at the undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) level. 
Applicants must upload unofficial copies of their transcripts and if admitted, all transcripts will be verified by the Graduate School. Applicants who previously attended James Madison University still need to upload an unofficial transcript, but do not need to provide official transcripts for verification.

Required by Program

Current JMU undergraduate applicants must have a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.7 or above.

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