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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.

College of Education and Human Development

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Where are all the black teachers?

March 30, 2017

Mason's Diana D'Amico, Robert Pawlewicz, Penelope Earley and doctoral candidate Adam McGeehan examined the racial composition of one public school district's teacher labor market and discovered that black applicants were significantly less likely than their white counterparts to receive job offers. They also found evidence of workforce segregation. More broadly, the authors call for researchers, policy makers and school leaders to examine hiring practices which may be symptomatic of broader institutional biases. ...excerpted from Harvard Educational Review Read more...
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Education Leadership Online Orientation Program Earns Recognition from Online Learning Consortium

March 28, 2017

An orientation program for an online master’s degree in Education Leadership was recently recognized with an Effective Practice Award from the Online Learning Consortium (OLC). Crafted by Anne-Marie Balzano, associate professor with the College of Education and Human Development, and Ying-Ying Kuo, instructional designer for the Office of Digital Learning, the orientation is designed to introduce new students to online learning and address concerns about technology and working virtually with their professors and peers. ...excerpted from Mason News. Read more...
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Sarah Nagro Receives 2017 AACTE Outstanding Dissertation Award

March 8, 2017

The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) honored Dr.Sarah Nagro, assistant professor of special education in the College of Education and Human Development at George Mason University, with the 2017 AACTE Outstanding Dissertation Award for her study, The Effects of Guided Video Analysis on Teacher Candidates' Reflective Ability and Instructional Skills. The award was presented at the 69th AACTE Annual Meeting on March 4, in Tampa, Florida. Read more...
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Super-Rewarding Program Gets on its Feet

March 7, 2017

Margaret Shachter’s feet are firmly planted on the ground. That is saying something because it wasn’t long ago the 75-year-old grandmother and retired religion teacher was having occasional trouble with her balance. Read more...
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Videos Explore PDS Approach to Mentoring, Feedback

January 26, 2017

The College of Education and Human Development at Virginia’s George Mason University (GMU) and its professional development school (PDS) partners have established leadership teams to plan robust and personalized training programs for teacher candidates. The teams at the university and school sites work together to engage interns in well-rounded experiences, such as by involving them in local school activities, to help fulfill their individualized professional development plans.

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Mason LIFE Program Makes a Lasting Impact for Adults with Disabilities

December 13, 2016

Down syndrome didn’t stop Sean Cross from pursuing his dreams of becoming a meteorologist. Cross, who completed George Mason University’s Mason LIFE program in May 2015, was recently featured in a social media campaign titled “Project: Just Like You.” Read more...
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Exploring the Digital Lives of African-American Families

November 29, 2016

George Mason University professor Kevin Clark is certain that African-American youth in low- and middle-income communities can enhance their education and even change their lives through the use of technology. Read more...
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Nelson Cortes Receives Emerging Researcher/Scholar/Creator Award

November 22, 2016

University researchers are tackling tough problems. Three of Mason’s standout researchers, Nelson Cortes, Wilsaan Joiner, and Danielle Rudes, have earned the university’s 2015-16 Emerging Researcher/Scholar/Creator awards. Read more...
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Mason's Brightest Star Is in CEHD

November 1, 2016

When George Mason University’s School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism (SRHT) underwent a structural change, it caused some growing pains for the faculty and staff. But when Lindsey Olson arrived in April 2013 as administrative assistant, she was a “ray of sunshine that emerged from the darkness,” said Maggie Daniels, associate professor and academic program coordinator. Read more...
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CEHD Hosts Pakistani Faculty as Part of State Department Grant

September 27, 2016

Twenty faculty from the University of Management and Technology (UMT) in Lahore, Pakistan, are visiting George Mason University. The purpose of the visit, scheduled from September 17 to October 2, is to participate in professional development seminars and to meet with Mason faculty in their respective disciplines. This faculty exchange is part of a two-year grant from the U.S. Department of State. Read more...