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Education (M.A.T.), Early Childhood Education

This program is no longer accepting applications. For information about Special Education Early Childhood Programs contact Mira Williams.

Admission Criteria
  • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university with GPA 2.75 or higher
  • Two references
  • Application Essay
  • Content prerequisites on a transcript review conducted by the program director
  • Faculty interview
  • Passing scores on both Praxis Core Math and VCLA
  • Prerequisite courses include (but are not imited to)
    • PSYC 160 Lifespan Human Development (3 credits)
    • EDUC 300 Foundations of American Education (3 Credits)
Field Experiences
  • Involve participation in area schools one full day per week for two semesters
  • Culminate with a full-time student teaching internship for 12 weeks during the final semester
Program Highlights
  • Can be completed in a year and a half
  • Courses are offered in late afternoon, evening and summer in cohort fashion
  • Principals consistently tell us they want JMU graduates in their schools and classrooms


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