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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.

We are working to "stop the spread" and ensure a safe return to campus. 

Our offices are open, but may be lightly staffed. Please consider whether your inquiry can be handled by email or over the 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.

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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