Application Deadline

Admission to the certificate program requires that applicants have completed at least a bachelor's degree.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Program Begins



Official transcripts of graduate and undergraduate coursework from the institutions where your degrees were conferred must be received in order to complete and review your application. Transcripts may be mailed (see address below) or hand delivered in the institutions’ sealed envelope. An official transcript can also be sent through an electronic transcript database provider such as Scrip-Safe, Parchment, National Student Clearinghouse, or others. The transcript should be sent directly to Theresa Jennings at . When given the option as to where your transcripts should be sent please choose “other” or “employer” so that you can input Ms. Jennings' name and email address, rather than the default undergraduate or graduate admissions offices. Transcripts are considered official only if they are sent to JMU directly from the issuing institution.

Professional & Continuing Education
JMU Ice House
127 West Bruce Street, MSC 6906
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
Attn: Theresa Jennings

Required by Program


Personal statement - regarding your professional goals and how the certificate will assist you in meeting these goals

Teacher's or Pupil Personnel License

Two Letters of Recommendation (school administrator and instructional). Your recommenders will receive an email asking for their recommendation.

Also required by the program:

Applicants should have an undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or better, hold or have held a valid teaching license or provide documentation of professional employment in the field, and have three years of full-time teaching (or equivalent) experience in a school setting.

Online Application
International Applicants

International Graduate Information

International applicants will upload a credential evaluation of their non-U.S. college or university transcripts from one of the services listed at this link: Credential_Evaluation

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