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Transferable Associate
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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.

Who is Eligible?
  • Students with a transferable associate's degree
  • Students who have passed VCLA and ALEKS assessments before starting the program
  • 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
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Program Coordinator
Phone: 540-568-3723

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