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Graduate School of Education - George Mason University

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EDUC 897: Independent Study for the Doctor of Philosophy in Education

Important: For the most up-to-date information, refer to the official George Mason Course Catalog

General Information

Credit hours: 1-6


Structured learning experience to extend and develop skills and knowledge relative to field of professional expertise. Offered by Graduate School of Education. May be repeated within the term.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to the PhD program and prior approval of advisor and PhD director.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Education.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Independent Study
This course is graded on the Graduate Special scale.

Current Sections

  • Summer 2019, Section: 001, CRN 43094, Instructor: Linda Mason
  • Summer 2019, Section: 002, CRN 43467, Instructor: Erin Peters Burton
  • Summer 2019, Section: 003, CRN 43481, Instructor: Jatin Ambegaonkar
  • Summer 2019, Section: 004, CRN 43530, Instructor: Leslie La Croix
  • Summer 2019, Section: B01, CRN 43480, Instructor: Seth Parsons
  • Summer 2019, Section: B02, CRN 43476, Instructor: Jehanzeb Cheema
  • Summer 2019, Section: B03, CRN 43529, Instructor: Ellen Rodgers
  • Summer 2019, Section: B04, CRN 43528, Instructor: Anastasia Kitsantas

Prior Sections (partial list)