There's the old adage that 'it takes a village to raise a child.' Well, it takes a community to raise a teacher. -Maggie Kyger, assistant dean for the College of Education

Your gift to the College of Education can transform the performance of our public schools because it produces those engaged and expert teachers. By supporting JMU, you can help establish a climate for public education that addresses matters of character, conscience and interpersonal consequence.

When you give, you support JMU’s demonstrated clinical approach to seeking and teaching best practices that suit real children and real classrooms, not idealized ones. You support JMU’s recognized expertise in each of the specific teacher content areas, faculty-student collaboration, multiple real-world practicum experiences for student-teachers, and strong and creative teaching-learning partnerships with school systems.

By giving to the teacher education program, you support an engaged Madison vision that works. JMU’s teacher education graduates continue to be among the most highly recruited new teachers by today’s schools.

Together, by combining our talents and vision in education, we can transform our nation’s standard for preparing the best teachers and meaningfully educate America’s schoolchildren.

That’s how the national model of the Engaged University operates. Your gift makes it possible. 

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