Concentrations: Adapted Curriculum, General Curriculum

Major requirements and their VCCS equivalents (and RBC equivalents if applicable)

JMU Course: WRTC 103, Critical Reading and Writing

  • VCCS equivalents: ENG 112 (ENG 111 is the prerequisite to 112)
  • RBC equivalents: ENGL 101
  • NOTE: Required for admission to Teacher Education.

JMU Course: PSYC 160, Life Span Human Development

  • VCCS equivalents: PSY 230 or PSY 231 and 232
  • RBC equivalents: PSY 250
  • NOTE: Required for admission to Teacher Education.

JMU Course: EDUC 200, Foundations of American Education

  • VCCS equivalents: EDU 200
  • RBC equivalents: No equivalent
  • NOTE: Required for admission to Teacher Education.

Advising Notes

Please Read: This major guide is a list of all possible major courses offered in the Virginia Community College System. Not all courses may be offered at your community college, and you are not required to complete all these courses in order to transfer. Rather, it’s designed to help you meet JMU major requirements before you transfer, and be better prepared to progress through the major once you arrive at JMU. Please be sure to read the advising notes for additional information on the major.

  1. All education students must apply and be admitted to Teacher Education. See the admission requirements and use the links below to learn more about the application process. 
  2. In addition to Special Education major requirements, students are also required to complete a minor. Any JMU minor will meet this requirement, including the Exceptional Education Non-Teaching minor. View the list of JMU minors.
  3. Because major courses are only offered once per year, it's best to transfer in the fall semester to stay on track.


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