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.

Throughout a candidate’s program of study at George Mason University, s/he should demonstrate behaviors that reflect the positive dispositions of a professional educator. Dispositions are inferred from a person’s observable actions and behaviors.

At the College of Education and Human Development, dispositions may play a part in the discussions and assignments of any/all courses in a student’s program (and thus, as part or all of the grade for those assignments). However, dispositions are formally and separately evaluated at three points in each student’s program:

  1. a self-evaluation at the start of their program
  2. an instructor’s evaluation at some point in the middle of their program (a point selected by the program)
  3. a university supervisor’s evaluation during internship

When dispositions are assessed, it is important that for any/all areas where a positive disposition is ‘occasionally evident’ or ‘rarely evident’, the student takes steps to grow as an educator.