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.

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.

Your future starts here.

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Where is the major in Education?

In Virginia students do not major in education. Instead future teachers major in a content area (such as Biology, Modern Foreign Languages or Theatre) and then work toward teacher licensure through a 4-year undergraduate or 5-year master's program.


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Adapting through constant change

"You have to prepare teachers to be adaptable so that they know, 'I need to continue to learn and continue to change to meet the needs as I progress through my career.'"

-David Slykhuis, professor, academic unit head of Middle, Secondary and Mathematics Education

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