Application Deadline

The Middle School 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


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 must have a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.7 or above.


Test Requirements

Current JMU candidates completing their undergraduate degree with a major in Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies and the Middle Education pre-professional minor program must submit Virginia Praxis Subject Assessment passing scores on their two Middle Education content areas prior to beginning more than 12 hours of graduate course work in the Middle Education Master of Arts in Teaching 5th year format graduate program. However, applicants must submit passing Praxis Subject Assessment scores for at least one of their content areas prior to beginning more than 6 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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