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COE Diversity Statement

In the College of Education, we work to disrupt, interrupt, and change systemic inequities in P-12 schools, adult education, and higher education by demanding equal and equitable rights, opportunities, and treatment for all; to produce inclusive and equitable participation, power, access, impacts, and outcomes for all groups, by embedding educational justice as part of our culture through people, places, programs, policies, and processes. See more here.


MSME Advising Help during COVID-19

We know you may have a lot of questions about all the changes happening on campus and with classes, and we're here to help. Schedule an appointment with Reilly Zwanzig, our College of Education Academic Advisor to talk through and get more information on academic opportunities and options like credit/no credit. Visit the JMU COVID-19 FAQ page for updated information on campus policies.

Unleash your middle or high school teaching career!

Our graduates have what it takes to be successful in the classroom. With over 200 hours of field experiences before student teaching, you will have ample opportunities to take the knowledge and skills you learn in our courses and apply them to diverse school settings.

Located in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley, JMU students hone their teaching skills in rural and urban settings. With over 53 languages spoken and students from 49 countries in the Harrisonburg City Public Schools, JMU pre-service teachers experience a wide diversity of students in their placements, enriching their teaching experience.

Grow your passion for education with us. Discover which of our programs is right for you.


Pick Your Path


Become a Middle School teacher.

Become a High School teacher. 

Customize your academic career
with an add-on endorsement or minor.


Expand your knowledge
with a Master of Education.


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Request Information

Have questions? Email Middle and Secondary Education to learn more about what our programs can offer you.

Awards & Scholarships

Don't miss out on an opportunity to fund your education! Explore offered awards, scholarships, and assistantships.

Important Dates


  • 18 - MLK Holiday - no classes
  • 19 - Classes meet virtually


  • 1 - Classes meet in delivery mode as shown in MyMadison
  • 9 - Last day to withdraw from JMU with refund
  • 9 - Assessment day - no classes from 8 am to 4 pm
  • 17 - Break Day #1 - no classes


  • 11 - First Block courses end
  • 12 - Break Day #2 - no classes
  • 15 - Second Block courses begin
  • 19 - James Madison Day
  • 22 - Summer 2021 Registration begins


  • 5 - Fall 2021 Registration begins
  • 8 - Break Day #2 - no classes
  • 14 - Deadline to submit a graduate graduation application if graduating in December 2021
  • 29 - Last day of classes
  • 30-May 6 - Final Exams

See the JMU Academic Calendar for more deadlines.

Advising & Resources

Explore COE advising and resources to help you become the teacher you want to be.

Alumni Connect

Got a job? We want to celebrate with you! Fill out this form to tell us what you're doing now and stay connected. Go Dukes!

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