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Elementary Education Bachelor's of Individualized Study

Bachelor's of Individualized Study with a concentration in elementary education is designed for students who have earned their transferrable associate's degree and are working as instructional assistants. Completers of this program earn a four-year degree and are eligible for a Virginia teaching license in PK-6th grades.

For application instructions click here, or watch the video below.

Who is Eligible?
  • Students with a transferable associate's degree
  • Students who want to become elementary teachers in VA (PK-6)
  • Students who need an online program and are working as instructional assistants in PK-6 schools
Field Experiences
  • Typically in a public school PK-6th grade classroom
  • Multiple placements in different grades throughout the program
  • Student teach the final semester in a public school PK-6th grade classroom
Program Requirements
  • About 60 credit hours at JMU plus your transferable associate's degree will meet the 120 credit hours required for a bachelor's degree
  • The following assessments are required for degree and licensure
    • ALEKS Assessment and Virginia Communicator Literacy Assessment (VCLA)
    • Praxis: Elementary Subject Test
    • Praxis: Teaching Reading
Apply now!
  • Applications are accepted February 10, 2024 through July 1, 2024.
  • Priority deadline is April 1, 2024.
B.I.S Coordinator

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