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Transferable Associate
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This program is a Bachelor's of Individualized Study with a concentration in Special Education, both general curriculum and adapted curriculum and is designed for students who have earned their Associate's Degree and are working as instructional assistants. 

Completers of this program earn a bachelor's degree and are eligible for a Virginia teaching license in both K-12 and Special Education endorsement areas. 

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

Who is Eligible?
  • Students with a transferable Associate's Degree from a VCCS
  • Students who want to become special education teachers in VA (K-12)
  • Students who need an online program and are working as instructional assistants in K-12 schools
Field Experiences
  • Typically in a public school K-12 grade classroom
  • Multiple placements in different grades throughout the program
  • Student teach the final semesters in a public school K-12 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 Math Assessment at JMU
    • Virginia Communication Literacy Assessment (VCLA)
    • Praxis Teaching Reading: Elementary 
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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