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CEHD Online Programs

Earn a graduate certificate or master’s degree online!

Take advantage of the convenience and flexibility of online courses to earn a graduate certificate or a master's degree in education. Apply to George Mason University to enroll in 100% online or hybrid programs. Each program offers graduate credits in special education, teacher leadership, and more.

The online programs are taught by the same professors and instructors who teach on-campus at George Mason University, located just outside of Washington, D.C. You'll experience content-rich, research-based instruction from renowned and well-connected faculty who encourage discussion and care about your academic and professional success. 

Click or scroll below to learn about Mason's online programs in the following areas, or contact an advisor today!


(Special note: All of the programs listed below can also be offered to organizations at a discounted rate. Contact us at cehd@gmu.edu if there are 15 or more individuals at your school, division, or organization who wish to enroll. We can explain contract options for delivering cost-effective, turnkey, professional development on a schedule that works best for your group.)

 
Special Education
 
Applied Behavior Analysis
100% online graduate certificate
call about discounted group options
This program increases the professional training of individuals responsible for designing, implementing, and monitoring behavioral treatment and verbal behavior training programs in schools, private practices, and agencies such as psychiatric hospitals and training centers. You'll learn how to bring about improvements in human behavior and quality of life, particularly in the areas of autism, intellectual disabilities, psychiatric disorders, geriatrics, and more. Successful completion of the program meets the course work requirements to sit for the Behavior Analyst Certification Examination.
  • • Program information: graduate certificate (18 credits)
  • • Cost per credit*: $600 ($493.25 for Virginia residents)
  • • Time to completion: approx 1 year for certificate  
  • • Catalog code: ABAC graduate certificate
  • • When can I start this program: fall or spring semester
  • • E-mail an advisor: cehdgrad@gmu.edu
  • • Apply now »
Assistive Technology
100% online graduate certificate
100% online master's degree
call about discounted group options
This graduate program is offered by a special education division ranked among the Top 20 by U.S. News and World Report's annual college rankings. Created especially for practitioners, families, and caregivers who use assistive technology while working with people with disabilities, the program provides the latest information on how to use technology to open up new capabilities and opportunities for students, individuals in workplace and rehabilitative settings, and senior adults.
  • • Program information: graduate certificate (15 credits) | master's degree (30 credits)
  • • Cost per credit*: $600 ($493.25 for Virginia residents)
  • • Time to completion: approx 1 1/2 years for certificate; 2 years for master's
  • • Catalog code: IAST graduate certificate | IASP master's degree
  • • When can I start this program: fall or spring semester
  • • E-mail an advisor: cehdgrad@gmu.edu
  • • Apply now »


Teacher Leadership
 
Literacy: K-12 Reading Specialist
hybrid graduate certificate
hybrid master's degree
call about discounted group options
This program develops research-focused, student-centered teacher leaders. The course work is aligned with the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, with literacy course work that provides a strong foundation in literacy and reading instruction. The master's program meets the academic requirements for the Virginia K-12 Reading Specialist advanced license. (The certificate program does so as well, if you already hold a master's degree).
  • • Program information: graduate certificate (21 credits) | master's degree (33 credits)
  • • Cost per credit: $1,176.75 ($493.25 for Virginia residents)
  • • Time to completion: 
  • • Catalog code: LTRS graduate certificate | ALRS master's degree
  • • When can I start this program: fall or summer semester
  • • E-mail an advisor: cehdgrad@gmu.edu
  • • Apply now »
Literacy Leadership for Diverse
Schools: K-12 Reading Specialist
hybrid master's degree
call about discounted group options
This new master's degree program prepares teachers to meet the literacy needs of today's diverse learners, including special education students and English as a Second Language students. The program develops your literacy leadership and coaching skills and focuses on the knowledge and abilities needed to begin making a profound difference in students' reading, writing, and language development. The course work meets the academic requirements for Virginia K-12 Reading Specialist advanced licensure.
  • • Program information: master's degree (33 credits)
  • • Cost per credit: $1,176.75 ($493.25 for Virginia residents)
  • • Time to completion:
  • • Catalog code: LLDR master's degree
  • • When can I start this program: fall, spring, or summer semester
  • • E-mail an advisor: cehdgrad@gmu.edu
  • • Apply now »
Mathematics Specialist Leader (K-8)
hybrid master's degree
call about discounted group options
 
One of the first of its kind in the nation, this program is acclaimed for preparing teachers to take on leadership roles as K-8 mathematics specialists. The program provides elementary and middle school teachers and math coaches with a strong foundation in mathematics content, instructional strategies, assessment, and school-based leadership. It includes the required course work for Virginia state endorsement as a K-8 Mathematics Specialist.
  • • Program information: master's degree (30 credits)
  • • Cost per credit: $1,176.75 ($493.25 for Virginia residents)
  • • Time to completion: approx 3 years or less for master's
  • • Catalog code: MSLR master's degree
  • • When can I start this program: fall, spring, or summer semester
  • • E-mail an advisor: cehdgrad@gmu.edu
  • • Apply now »
Transformative Teaching
online master's w/2 summer weeks
call about discounted group options
 
Available only from George Mason University, this new online master's degree program is for experienced teachers who are inspired by social justice and the possibility of increasing your impact in the classroom and beyond. You'll discover how to leverage your skills and knowledge to make empowering and equitable learning environments available to all students, regardless of economic backgrounds, abilities, races, cultures, or other factors. Through collaboration, leadership, and education research, you will discover new ways to think, act, and impact issues of teaching, learning, and social justice from your classroom outward.
  • • Program information: master's degree (30 credits)
  • • Cost per credit*: $600 ($493.25 for Virginia residents)
  • • Time to completion: approx 2 years for master's - cohort begins July 2014.
  • • Catalog code: TTCH master's degree
  • • When can I start this program: summer semester
  • • E-mail an advisor: cehdgrad@gmu.edu
  • • Apply now »


Learning Technologies
 
E-learning
100% online graduate certificate
call about discounted group options
This leading-edge program provides you with specialized insight into the fast-changing, in-demand field of instructional technology. Learn about the theory and practice of designing instruction for school, government, and corporate settings.
  • • Program information: graduate certificate (15 credits)
  • • Cost per credit*: $600 ($493.25 for Virginia residents)
  • • Time to completion: approx 1 year for certificate
  • • Catalog code: ELRN graduate certificate
  • • When can I start this program: fall or spring semester
  • • E-mail an advisor: cehdgrad@gmu.edu
  • • Apply now »
Instructional Design and Technology
hybrid master's degree
call about discounted group options
 
This highly regarded master's degree program is taught by leading faculty who are at the center of a network of Washington-area instructional designers from both the government and business sectors. The program provides professionals with the knowledge and skills to design effective and innovative learning solutions to instructional and performance problems.
  • • Program information: master's degree (30 credits)
  • • Cost per credit: $1,176.75 ($493.25 for Virginia residents)
  • • Time to completion: approx 1 1/2 - 2 years for master's
  • • Catalog code: INDT master's degree
  • • When can I start this program: fall, spring, or summer semester
  • • E-mail an advisor: cehdgrad@gmu.edu
  • • Apply now »
Integration of Online Learning
in Schools
100% online graduate certificate
100% online master's degree
call about discounted group options
More and more schools are offering online instruction, even at the elementary school level. What are the requirements for successfully teaching and designing K-12 online learning? This program, specifically created for K-12 classroom teachers, provides an immersive understanding of how to teach in blended and fully online environments, and is taught by professors at the forefront of research and practice in online learning. 
  • • Program information: graduate certificate (16 credits) | master's degree (30 credits)
  • • Cost per credit*: $600 ($493.25 for Virginia residents)
  • • Time to completion: approx 2 years for certificate or master's
  • • Catalog code: IOLS graduate certificate | IOLS master's degree
  • • When can I start this program: fall semester
  • • E-mail an advisor: cehdgrad@gmu.edu
  • • Apply now »


Curricular Areas
 
Teaching Historic Places
With Diverse Populations
100% online graduate certificate
call about discounted group options
Developed especially for Washington area K-12 teachers as well as education outreach interpreters and coordinators, this program explores how to deepen historical thinking among diverse students. You'll learn about place-based learning, critical multicultural history, and the uses of digital media and alternative learning modalities.
  • • Program information: graduate certificate (15 credits)
  • • Cost per credit*: $600 ($493.25 for Virginia residents)
  • • Time to completion:  
  • • Catalog code: ITHP graduate certificate
  • • When can I start this program: fall semester
  • • E-mail an advisor: cehdgrad@gmu.edu
  • • Apply now »
Official White House photo by Pete Souza.
 
International Education
 
Advanced International
Baccalaureate Studies
100% online graduate certificate
online master's w/2 five-wk summers
call about discounted group options
This program is for teachers who are currently working, or wish to work, in IB schools worldwide. It develops research-focused, student-centered teacher leaders, with course work that focuses on the theory, pedagogy, and research that undergirds the International Baccalaureate program, specifically its Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programme, and Diploma Programme. Successful completion of the graduate certificate makes students eligible to apply for the International Baccalaureate Certificate in Teaching and Learning. Completion of the master's degree makes students eligible to apply for the IB's advanced certificate. A FAST TRAIN program.
  • • Program information: graduate certificate (15 credits) | master's degree (30 credits)
  • • Cost per credit for the graduate certificate*: $600 ($493.25 for Virginia residents)
  • • Cost per credit for the master's degree: $1,176.75 ($493.25 for Virginia residents)
  • • Time to completion:  
  • • Catalog code: ADIB graduate certificate | AIB master's degree
  • • When can I start this program: fall or summer semester
  • • E-mail an advisor: cehdgrad@gmu.edu
  • • Apply now »
International English as a
Second Language Education
online master's w/2 five-wk summers
call about discounted group options
 
Teachers who wish to work in international schools around the world will benefit from this master's degree program that provides instruction in teaching English as a Second Language. The program covers research and methods for teaching preschool through high school ESL students. The course work meets the academic requirements for earning a Virginia teacher’s license in English as a Second Language (ESL) education. A FAST TRAIN program.
  • • Program information: master's degree (30 credits)
  • • Cost per credit: $1,176.75 ($493.25 for Virginia residents)
  • • Time to completion:  
  • • Catalog code: FTSL master's degree
  • • When can I start this program: summer semester
  • • E-mail an advisor: cehdgrad@gmu.edu
  • • Apply now »
Special Education - Learning Support
100% online graduate certificate
call about discounted group options
This program, created especially for teachers, assistants, and counselors working in international settings, provides a foundation in special education learning support. You'll develop skills in indentifying PreK-12 students with special needs and in differentiating instruction, providing appropriate resources, and creating effective lesson plans to help them succeed. Licensed teachers can use the course work towards licensure renewal points and/or transfer them to George Mason University's master's degree program in special education. Unlicensed educators can apply the courses towards a licensure program in special education at Mason. A FAST TRAIN program.
  • • Program information: graduate certificate (15 credits)
  • • Cost per credit*: $600 ($493.25 for Virginia residents)
  • • Time to completion:  
  • • Catalog code: SPFT graduate certificate
  • • When can I start this program: fall semester
  • • E-mail an advisor: cehdgrad@gmu.edu
  • • Apply now »


Reduced tuition for educators

A special tuition rate is available for out-of-state (non-Virginia) students who individually enroll in fully online programs from George Mason University's College of Education and Human Development that are also designated as Mason Online. This reduced rate is indicated above by an asterisk (*). The cost is only $600 per credit. Additional fees, such as a $35 per credit distance learning fee, may apply.

About us

George Mason University's College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) includes two schools, the Graduate School of Education, which is the largest in Virginia, and the School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism. CEHD offers more than 20 programs on campus, online, and on site for more than 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The college's 126 full-time instructional faculty includes many nationally prominent scholars in education and human development. In addition, more than $75 million in funding has fueled pioneering research at the college over the past five years. CEHD is fully accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). All licensure programs are approved by the Virginia Department of Education.