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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.

Student Testimonials

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.


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.

Advising & Resources

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

Important Dates


  • 24 - First day of classes


  • 2 - Semester/1st Block Add/Drop Deadline
  • 12 - Semester/1st Block Add with Departmental Permission deadline
  • 13 - Withdraw from JMU deadline
  • 22 - 1st Block Withdraw/Course Adjustment deadline
  • 30-Oct 1 - Family Weekend


  • 1 - Applications available in MyMadison for May 2022 or August 2022 undergraduate graduation
  • 11 - 1st Block courses end
  • 17 - 2nd Block courses begin
  • 15 - Deadline to apply to graduate Grad School
  • 12-14 - Fall Break (no classes, University Offices open)
  • 12-23 - Homecoming Weekend
  • 24 - 2nd Block Add/Drop deadline
  • 26 - Semester Withdraw/Course Adjustment deadline


  • 1 - 2nd Block Add with Departmental Permission deadline
  • 7 - Spring 2023 Enrollment Week (see your MyMadison for your enrollment appointment)
  • 15 - 2nd Block Withdraw/Course Adjustment deadline
  • 21-25 - Thanksgiving Break


  • 11 - Last day of classes
  • 10-16 - Final Exam Week
  • 16 - 'Incomplete" coursework for Spring 2022 and Summer 2022 due; Deadline for completion of coursework for December 2022 graduates; Graduate Commencement Ceremony
  • 17 - Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony

See the JMU Academic Calendar for more deadlines.

Alumni Connect

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