Application Deadline

The 5th Year MAT, Concentration in Elementary Education, will sunset in May 2023. Applications to the 5th Year MAT, Concentration in Elementary Education, are only open for JMU junior and senior students who are enrolled in the ELED program during the 2022-2023 academic year. No new applications will be considered after May 2022.

Program Begins



Unofficial transcripts from all post-secondary institutions should be uploaded with your electronic application and may be used for departmental admission review purposes. If offered admission, you will be directed and required to submit to the JMU Graduate School an official transcript from any institution from which a degree has been awarded to finalize your admission. Transcripts are considered official if they are sent to JMU directly from the issuing institution.

Required by Program
  • This program is only open to applicants who have successfully completed the JMU undergraduate degree with an IDLS major and ELED minor. If you have graduated from another institution, you may want to consider the Early Childhood Education - MAT program.
  • Successful completion of JMU undergraduate degree with IDLS major and ELED minor
  • Applicants must have an undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or better.
  • Applicants must pass all four sub-tests of the Praxis Subject Assessment - Multiple Subjects, Elementary Education by January 31 prior to the start of the summer graduate ELED program.
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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