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What is the Teaching Fellows program?

The Teaching Fellows program is an invitation-only program designed for a select group of admitted JMU students (Campus Teaching Fellows) or those working in schools (Paraprofessional Teaching Fellows) who are interested in becoming early childhood, elementary education, or special education teachers. Once they finish their degree, they will return to teach in their "home" district of Harrisonburg City, Rockingham County, Frederick County, Warren County, Petersburg, Virginia Beach City, Page County or Portsmouth City Schools.

JMU and the College of Education are excited about this new opportunity for future teachers and are committed to providing students with the educational experiences for success. You will find detailed information on this website, but below is an overarching summary.

Program Overview

  • Select students are invited to join the Teaching Fellows by the JMU College of Education
  • Those who are interested, complete the application form in Madison Scholarships Hub
  • Once accepted, students sign a service agreement agreeing to teach in the "home district" for two years after graduation
  • Students are assigned an academic advisor and will work closely with the Teaching Fellows staff, who will help them access learning resources at JMU to help them successfully begin their academic career

We invite you to browse through the website for detailed information.

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