Important places and deadlines

Students are responsible for attending mandatory program and licensure meetings, as well as submitting required paperwork by published deadlines. Important requirements, events, and due dates are posted on this page and at the following University sites. See your advisor if you have questions.

Registrar's Office

The academic calendar lists deadlines for dropping and adding courses, University closings, and other important dates. Graduation application deadlines are also posted.

The Graduate School

Pay attention to updates from the Graduate School which include application, admission and graduation processes.

Education Support Center

Dates of important meetings related to the application process to the Teacher Education Program and student teaching are posted regularly on the ESC pages. Praxis, VCLA, and VRA information, testing dates, and application deadlines are also available on this site.


Applications for scholarships through the Early, Elementary and Reading Education Department are due in the spring of each academic year. Look for emails about applying for scholarships and/or contact Dr. Joy Myers. Other financial aid information can be found at JMU Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships

Application to Teacher Education

Visit the Education Support Center for detailed steps of the Teacher Education Program application process.

Application for Teacher Licensure

Students will receive information related to licensure during their student teaching semester. Refer to the Applying for Licensure on the Education Support Center's site.


If you are interested in declaring the Birth-3rd Grade Inclusive or PreK-6th Grade licensure programs you must attend an orientation meeting. Prior to attending the orientation/information meeting, review the steps for applying, you MUST complete the online Application Form and bring it with you to the session. Also, look up your SAT or ACT scores and print your unofficial transcript from your Student Center on MyMadison. This information is found in the drop down box titled Other Academic.

If you cannot attend one of these sessions, email Dr. Shin Ji Kang to schedule an appointment.

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