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



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


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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