Application Requirements

Application Deadline

The Secondary Education 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.

Program Begins

 spring, summer

Transcripts

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

Current JMU undergraduate applicants, as well as post baccalaureate applicants, must have a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.7 or above.

Post-baccalaureate candidates must submit additional admission requirements which are to be mailed directly to the James Madison University Department of Middle, Secondary, and Mathematics Education, MSC 6912, to include:

  • A resume
  • Two letters of reference (one of which must be an academic reference)
Test Requirements

For post-baccalaureate MAT applicants:

  • Virginia passing score on the Praxis Subject Assessment for candidate's intended licensure area
  • A passing score on the Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment (VCLA)

Candidate completing their undergraduate degree and the Secondary Education pre-professional minor program at JMU must submit a Virginia passing score on the Praxis Subject Assessment to the JMU Education Support Center prior to beginning more than 12 hours of MAT graduate course work.

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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