Overview of the Program

Students in this dual degree program complete a 5-year path to teacher licensure which will result in a Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) in Education with a concentration in Secondary Education in addition to the student being eligible for a Virginia Teaching License in grades 6-12. Students will major in their content area, minor in pre-professional Secondary Education and, upon graduation, apply to and enroll in the Master of Arts in Teaching during their 5th year.

Program Documents
Program Overview

Bachelor of Science/Arts (minimum 120 credits)

  • General Education Core (41-44 credits)
  • Content Area Major (36-60 credits)
  • Pre-professional Secondary Education Minor (23 credits)
  • BS or BA Degree Requirements (6-15 credits)

Master of Arts in Teaching (minimum 35 credits)

  • Foundations and teaching methods/pedagogy (12 credits)
  • Field experiences and student teaching (11 credits)
  • Theory, Diversity, and Differentiation (12 credits)
Content Curriculum Checklists

The official program of study is published in the JMU Undergraduate Catalog and the JMU Graduate Catalog. Students are responsible to ensure they meet all program graduation requirements as described in the catalogs.

View the Graduate Curriculum in the Catalog

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