Application Requirements

Application Deadline

The Reading program accepts applications on a rolling basis. Completed applications should be received at least 6 weeks prior to the start of the semester in which the student intends to enroll.

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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
  • Two letters of of recommendation - from revelant school personnel familiar with your teaching performance and leadership potential
  • Professional resume
  • Three related work samples which show evidence of your ability to design and/or develop learning experiences using literacy
  • Two-to-three page written statement describing the applicants professional background and long-term professional goals
  • Undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or higher
  • Valid teaching license
  • Applicants may be asked to complete an interview
Test Requirements

GRE General Test is optional/not required.

Online Application
International Applicants

International Graduate Information

International applicants, you must have a Virginia Teaching License before you apply to this program.

If you studied outside of the USA, you will upload a credential evaluation of your non-U.S. college or university degrees and transcripts from one of the services listed at this link: Credential_Evaluation

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