The purpose of ROTE is to expand upon what JMU Education students learn in class through extensive hands-on experience working in the classroom. ROTE allows for students to work with the teachers at one of our two cooperating schools for the entirety of their JMU experience. ROTE also encourages professional development and the growth of leadership skills through organized workshops and seminars.
ROTE was established in Fall of 2012 by Jenn Bailey, who graduated from the JMU Elementary Education Masters program in May of 2013. Throughout the 2012-2013 school year, the ROTE program took on new members and grew to incorporate more opportunities for members.