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Program Requirements

The GYO Campus Teaching Fellows program scholarship/loan award recipients receive financial assistance and the opportunity to grow academically, professionally, and as an individual. The requirements are listed below. This program provides a multifaceted support system that monitors all students in the program, while still holding them accountable for their development throughout their time at JMU.

Students must adhere to the following requirements to remain in the program.

Grade Point Average (GPA)

GYO campus Teaching Fellows are required to maintain a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 and an in-major GPA of 3.0 to remain in the program as well as meet other teacher education requirements.


GYO Campus Teaching Fellows will take several courses together as a group such as EDUC 200 and EDUC 310.

Small and Large Group Meetings

Each GYO Campus Teaching Fellow will meet with other students in the program both in small and large group meetings. The GYO Liaison, Kristi Peery, will facilitate these meetings.

One-on-One Meetings

All GYO Campus Teaching Fellows are required to meet with the Executive Director of the Grow Your Own Initiative, Dr. Joy Myers, once a semester every year they participate in the program.

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