Jun 20, 2019  
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog

Early, Elementary and Reading Education, Department of

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Phone: (540) 568-6255
Website: http://www.jmu.edu/coe/eere/

Graduate Program Directors
Dr. Michelle Hughes               
Dr. Holly McCartney                    
Dr. Joy Myers

N. Barbour, T. Harris, M. Hughes, H. McCartney

Associate Professors
J. Almarode, G. Font, S. Kang, S. Mathur, J. Merritt, P. Sullivan

Assistant Professors
C. Bahlmann-Bollinger, A. Bodle, K. Dredger, K. Kavanagh,  S. Lupo, J. Myers, M. Sharifian, E. Thacker. R. Wilson

P. Kennedy


The Department of Early, Elementary and Reading Education is committed to preparing caring, knowledgeable, skilled and reflective professionals who are committed to teaching all children. The department emphasizes supervised clinical placements that provide candidates with experiences in diverse settings that have a wide range of ages and abilities. Graduates are eligible for additional endorsements and/or licensure in Virginia.

Programs of Study

  • Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) with a concentration in early childhood education, designed for individuals who hold a bachelor's degree and are interested in initial licensure to teach young children in preschool and grades K-3.
  • Master of Arts (M.A.T.) in elementary education, a continuation of the undergraduate program in elementary education.
  • Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Education with a concentration in reading education, designed for licensed teachers who are preparing to fill the role of reading specialist.


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