College of Education and Human Development - George Mason University
Graduate School of Education - George Mason University

Our Graduate School of Education is the alma mater for one third of teachers and administrators in Northern Virginia’s world-class school systems. Each year, more than 3,000 graduate students enroll in our innovative academic programs, which include advanced study for teachers and school leaders, instructional design and technology, and a renowned PhD in Education program that is among the largest in the country.

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School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism - George Mason University

The School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism (SRHT) offers exciting, career-ready majors in dynamic fields such as athletic training, tourism and events management, health and physical education, kinesiology, sport management, and recreation management. SRHT features renowned faculty, cutting-edge research, six laboratories and centers, and a diverse student body of more than 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students each year. Each major requires one or more internship or clinical experiences, ensuring that students graduate not just with a transcript but with a resume that demonstrates their professional aptitude and skills.

Effective November 2012 - The Virginia Department of Education is supporting a new, free online resource for students to meet the Virginia State and Local Civics Endorsement. Please read below to see how this may benefit you.

If you are a potential Early Childhood PK-3 student your endorsement credits have changed from 51 to 48. You no longer need a VA Government course, however you must take the Virginia State and Local Civic Education Module. (If you have already taken the VA Government/Civics course and had it approved by the Endorsement Office, you do not need to take the module.)

If you are a potential Elementary PK-6 OR a FAST Train Elementary PK-6 student your endorsement credits have not changed, you are still required to take 57 endorsement credits.

If you are a potential History/Social Science student your endorsement credits have not changed, you are still required to take 54 endorsement credits. There are now two options to meet the VA Government /Civics for these programs:

  • Option 1: Take the specific VA Government course suggested (Govt 304 at Mason or PLS 136 at NVCC) and NO online module OR

  • Option 2: Take any approved Civics course and take the free online Virginia State and Local Civic Education Module. Students that choose this option may contact the Endorsement Office to see if a Government course on a previous transcript may work instead of taking a new class. Please be advised, the content of this course must be related to Civics.