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Education - Middle School Education - M.A.T.

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 

Test Requirements

The test requirement for the MAT for post-baccalaureate students is the GRE General Test. Exception: candidates completing their undergraduate degree and the appropriate teacher education pre-professional programs (majors and minors) at JMU are not required to take the GRE. Passing Praxis II scores in at least one content area must be submitted to the Education Support Center office prior to beginning more than 6 hours of MAT graduate course work. Passing Praxis II scores in two content areas must be submitted to the Education Support Center office prior to beginning more than 12 hours of MAT graduate course work.

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Required Electronically

  • Application
  • Application fee
  • Official GRE scores

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, as well as Post baccalaureate applicants, must have a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.7 or above