School of Education

The JSU School of Education proudly serves the citizens of northeast Alabama, the southeast, and the nation through our traditional and online programs of study. Teachers and other school personnel prepared at the baccalaureate, master's, and educational specialist levels develop an extensive knowledge and skill based education appropriate for the level of certification. Developing initial and advanced education candidates into effective, reflective, creative decision makers is the fundamental goal of all teacher preparation programs at JSU. Each degree program is designed to provide a strong knowledge and skill base that will help to ensure a successful future.

Study Abroad graphicStudy Abroad Opportunity

Want to study abroad while earning class credit?

Get credit for EED 299, EFD 552, EED 500, or EFD 645 (Diversity classes) while traveling to England and Scotland in June 2019! In addition to touring sites like Edinburgh Castle and Big Ben, you will visit two local schools and hear from British educators about certification, employment, and trends/issues in their school systems.


for full information about program costs and what's included! Monthly payment plans are available, financial aid may be used to pay for study abroad costs, and JSU subsidizes 1/2 the tuition for study abroad classes (about $460-$570 off depending upon graduate/undergraduate level)!

The deadline to sign up is February 28, 2019!

Contact undergraduate faculty leader Dr. Gena Thornburg at or graduate faculty leader Dr. Kelly Paynter at for more information!

Need Money for Your Graduate Studies?

JSU now offers two new Graduate Study academic scholarships: Full 12-hour and Partial Tiered Scholarships. 

Get Details and Apply

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Resources for Teachers

JSU's Learning Resource Center (LRC) is designed to assist university faculty and students as well as teachers in the public schools. Search the Center's holdings online from on campus or off-campus.

Academic Policies

The following policies of the School of Education work in accord with the Jacksonville State University Student Handbook.

The SOE "Grade Appeals Policy" explains the process students must follow should they wish to appeal a posted course grade.

The SOE "Honesty Policy" includes cheating and plagiarism.

The SOE "Grade Dismissal Policy" includes the "D" and "F" Dismissal policy that covers all programs in the SOE, and the Grade Point Average (GPA) Dismissal Policy which is for those students accepted into teacher education.