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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.


We are committed to the preparation of educators and others who teach and serve individuals with exceptionalities and their families in a diverse society.

We recognize and support the professional development of our students as a life-long endeavor and our programs are designed to develop and enhance each student's personal and professional growth as an effective, reflective and resilient educator.

Prospective Students

If special education is something that you are interested in but you're not sure which program would work best for you, we offer many options for different types of prospective students.

Our special education programs offer coursework options at the Graduate and Undergraduate levels for individuals interested in pursuing licensure in either Early Childhood SPED (0-5 yrs) or K-12, students with disabilities accessing the general curriculum.

In addition to our licensure programs, options exist for persons interested in learning more about individuals with disabilities and their educational needs. We also offer Undergraduate level coursework to students interested in working with individuals with disabilities but not seeking teacher licensure.

Mission Statement

The EFEX Department prepares responsive education professionals to promote learning and equal access for each individual in a complex and dynamic society through authentic and rigorous experiences.

Values Development


Equality / Equity

Evidence-Based Practices

Passionate advocates

Promotion of diversity and cultural responsiveness


Academic Programs
Non-Licensure Minor Programs

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