Elementary Education

James Madison University

Master On Campus
60 months
1184 USD/credit
1184 USD/credit
452 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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This Elementary Education program is offered by James Madison University trains teachers who challenge conventional wisdom. Identify hidden assumptions. Reach beyond their comfort zone to support and develop the whole person, starting in childhood. 


This Elementary Education program is offered by James Madison University seeks to foster in its candidates:

  • An understanding of the ways that children are affected by social contexts and by the children's own abilities/disabilities.
  • The knowledge and pedagogical skills to support each child's success.

These school professionals will:

  • Critically challenge conventional wisdom and common practices to identify hidden assumptions and activities that constrain or privilege some at the expense of others.
  • Openly consider and explore a range of teaching philosophies and practices and their relevance in particular contexts.
  • Ask questions and develop an inquiring approach.
  • Reflect deeply on relationships with their own families, peers, and university and school mentors and their students.
  • Express knowledge, skills and attitudes in ways that communicate the creative and academic expression of the profession and the self.
  • Develop an appreciation for the global connection of all humanity and our interdependence on the finite, natural resources of the earth.
  • Experience life among people whose social contexts are unlike their own to broaden and deepen their respect of and sensitivity to various cultures and social contexts.
  • Appreciate the complexity of human development from conception throughout the period of childhood/preadolescence.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Creativity and the Arts in Elementary Education
  • Children and Mathematics II: Data, Chance and Space
  • Practicum in Teachers and Learners as Inquirers
  • Seminar in Inquiry
  • Inquiry in Elementary Education

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines




31 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • This program is only open to applicants who have successfully completed the JMU undergraduate degree with an IDLS major and ELED minor. If you have graduated from another institution, you may want to consider the Early Childhood Education - MAT program.
  • Successful completion of JMU undergraduate degree with IDLS major and ELED minor
  • Applicants must have an undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or better.
  • Applicants must pass all four sub-tests of the Praxis Subject Assessment - Multiple Subjects, Elementary Education by January 31 prior to the start of the summer graduate ELED program.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1184 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1184 USD per credit and a duration of 60 months.
  • National

    1184 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1184 USD per credit and a duration of 60 months.
  • In-State

    452 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 452 USD per credit and a duration of 60 months.


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