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Important College of Education COVID-19 Announcement and Updates

Please refer to the JMU COVID-19 page for the most up-to-date information regarding JMU and COVID-19 information.

The university is not closed. In response to the COVID-19 virus, the university has deployed multiple forms of virus-prevention protocols, and we are practicing social distancing and limited public interactions. All offices are functioning, but staffing is limited.

We are responding to inquiries initially via email or phone. 

Click here for contact information for each College of Education department/center.

In case of an emergency, please contact JMU Public Safety at (540) 568-6911.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work together to navigate these challenges and address any questions or concerns you may have.

Advising Updates for Teacher Education and Student Teachers

Preparing Teachers for Early Childhood and Elementary Settings

The Department of Early, Elementary, and Reading Education offers graduate and undergraduate programs in literacy, early, and elementary education that are approved by the Virginia Department of Education and accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

All programs have an extensive fieldwork component that assures students varied opportunities for experiences working with children and families. The Reading Center, a collection of current children's literature, supports all professional education licensure programs. Programs and faculty are housed in Memorial Hall.

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