This program is currently not accepting applications.
Application Deadline

Special Education General Curriculum K-12 is no longer accepting applications at this time.

Special Education Visual Impairments is not accepting applications at this time.

Program Begins

 General K-12 - Fall

 Adapted K-12 - Fall

 ECSE – Fall

Visual Impairments – Fall, Spring, Summer


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
  • Professional resume
  • Two-to-three page written statement
  • Two Letters of Recommendation (one from an individual who can speak of your potential as a graduate student and another who can comment on your professional dispositions.)
  • Teacher candidates must also apply for, and be admitted toTeacher Education at JMU.

Pass Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment (VCLA) if not a licensed teacher

Pass Praxis I math or submit SAT/ACT scores that would waive Praxis I math

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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