Education - Secondary Education
The Secondary 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.
spring, summer, fall
Degree(s) OfferedMaster of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.)
Test RequirementsThe test requirement for the MAT for post-baccalaureate students is the GRE. 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. Candidates completing their undergraduate degree and the Secondary Education pre-professional program at JMU must submit passing Praxis II scores to the JMU Education Support Center prior to beginning more than 12 hours of MAT graduate course work. Post- baccalaureate students must submit passing Praxis II scores to the JMU Education Support Center prior to beginning MAT graduate level course work.
- 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 undergraduateapplicants, as well as Post baccalaureate applicants, must have a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.7 or above