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Be a Part of our Online Graduation Application Initiative!

JSU is transitioning to an online graduation application.  Though you have already completed the paper application, we are requesting that you also complete the online application in order to streamline the review process.   A $20 application fee will be applied to your JSU account at the time you complete the application.  Only one application fee is applied per term; you will not be charged for completing the paper application and the online application for the same term.

To complete the online graduation application, log into your My.JSU and select

  • Registration
  • Student Records
  • Apply to Graduate

Follow the steps to complete the process.  The deadline for the fall online application is September 1, 2015. 

It’s quick and easy!  Thank you for participating with us in this initiative!

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It is required that you begin using your new Office 365 account for student email immediately!  Failure to do so could result in loss of Financial Aid, loss of scholarships, missed campus employment opportunities, registration being dropped and missing other official communications from the University.  Effective June 1, the University began sending all official communications to the new Office 365 email accounts.  Please visit the following link: and contact the IT Help Desk at 256-782-8324, if you need any assistance accessing the new account.  You can also click here for a quick tutorial on how to login your new Office 365 email account or click here for more information on the new Office 365 email account.

The Office of Clinical Experiences (OCE) partners with area school districts to provide field experience placement for teacher candidates with master P-12 educators. The OCE works diligently to foster professional and collaborative partnerships with P-12 schools to enhance the teaching profession.  Clinical Experience orientation and training for JSU students, Cooperating Teachers, and University Supervisors are also coordinated through this office.


  • Level I - These experiences are included in professional studies classes and, in particular, method classes. They involve micro-teaching, project and unit development, subject matter portfolios, group research, presentations, and other activities.
  • Level II - Activities for these experiences are provided in the T/LC and the Nursery School. The purpose of these experiences is to provide opportunities for one-to-one tutoring and interaction for college students with area children. Students diagnose learning needs and develop and implement learning activities.
  • Level III - These experiences are provided in collaboration with local schools and provide gradual exposure to the classroom. They include observations, teaching, and participation in school activities. College professors, along with classroom teachers, monitor the student's performance.
  • Level IV - Students spend approximately 15 weeks in this level with carefully selected mentors. Called internship or student teaching, this level provides continuous, closely-monitored experiences that involve observations, participation in teaching, extensive continual teaching, and other duties of the classroom teacher.
  • Level V - The College of Education and Professional Studies provides support services to its first and second year teachers and their supervisors upon request. If first- and second-year teacher supervisors identify weaknesses that must be addressed, the faculty is available to develop a personal/professional improvement plan.
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