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.


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.

Sandy Hook Vigil at George Mason University

December 18, 2012

Today at noon — December 18, 2012 at the Johnson Center — the Mason community will come together for a campus vigil for the families, teachers, and community of Newtown, CT and Sandy Hook Elementary School.

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Photo: Michael Reynolds.

The following message is from Dean Mark R. Ginsberg:

The College of Education and Human Development expresses our condolences to the families and friends of the victims of the recent tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut. We grieve with those whose lives have been changed forever.

As colleague educators, we also share in the shock and trauma that teachers, school leaders, and other school personnel have experienced as a result of this act of unimaginable violence. As your entire community gathers strength to support all of those so profoundly affected, we hope there is comfort in knowing that we stand with you during this time of deep sorrow. Our hearts too are heavy with sadness and our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time.