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Preparing teachers since 1908

At JMU, we have been preparing teachers since our founding in 1908.

Here's how that works for you. You acquire skills and knowledge from our amazing faculty members and from countless opportunities to hone what you learn in class during observation, practicum and student-teaching experiences.

Preparing excellent teachers is our tradition, our goal, our passion.

Come to JMU and you will go well beyond merely skills and knowledge. We strive each day to stimulate your creativity, develop your cognitive abilities and encourage you to test hypotheses over and over.

JMU education students continually reinterpret the human experience. The combination of all these aspects has helped our graduates win local, regional and national teaching awards.

Where is the major in Education?

In Virginia students do not major in education. Instead future teachers major in a content area to provide them with the content knowledge needed to be highly qualified teachers. Learn more using the links below.
Teacher Licensure Programs

5-year Initial Licensure - M.A.T. Graduate degree

4-year Undergraduate Initial Licensure

Post Baccalaureate Programs

Undergraduate Minors
Certificate and Add-On Options

Educational Technology Certificates 

  • Educational Technology
  • Educational Technology Leadership 
  • eLearning

Special Education Add-On Options

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