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The College of Education has the longest history at James Madison University since the institution was established in 1908 as the State Normal and Industrial School for Women. JMU has changed its name several times over the years but we have consistently grown in reputation and size as a college and university. The College of Education currently has more than 60 full-time faculty, more than 1,300 students in teacher licensure programs, placed 723 student teachers (2015-16) and has more than 80 initial licensure, add-on and advanced programs in the college.

Office of the Dean

Personnel of the Dean's Office

The College of Education at JMU
3175 Memorial Hall
395 South High Street
Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807
(540) 568-6572

Mission and Vision

Mission Statement 

Our mission is to prepare educators and leaders to thrive in a complex global environment. We engage in collaborative, transformative, and meaningful work through evidence-based practices to

  • empower all learners,
  • foster continuous growth, and
  • advocate for diversity, equity and justice


Our vision is to be a model for transforming educational landscapes into those that develop and inspire learners, educators, and leaders to effect positive, sustainable change.

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