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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

CEHD News

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Teacher Mentors: Go Slow to Go Fast

October 5, 2017

At Garfield Elementary School in Springfield, Kerry Grochmal has served as a valuable mentor to her colleague, second grade teacher Paige Kvartunas. “When Kerry and I walk into each other’s rooms to meet and plan it is a feeling of comfort, familiarity, safety, and security,” says Paige who has just begun her first year as a teacher with Fairfax County Public Schools. ...excerpted from the Fairfax County Public Schools Blog Read more...
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Backpack Donation Drive Supports Local Elementary School Students

October 4, 2017

As summer winds down and students head back to the classroom, the College of Education and Human Development donates dozens of backpacks every year to a local school. “Backpacks are something ubiquitous for kids in schools—and lots of kids can’t afford them,” says CEHD Dean Mark Ginsberg. Minnieville Elementary School was this year’s recipient of the annual donation drive. Read more...
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CEHD Named One of the Top 100 Education Colleges in the World

October 3, 2017

In its Global Ranking of Academic Subjects for 2017, the prestigious international ranking organization, ShanghaiRanking Consultancy, has placed Mason’s College of Education and Human Development in the top 100 Education schools in the world. Read more...
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Mason Professor Wins Prestigious Evaluation Award

September 25, 2017

In his 20-year teaching career, College of Education and Human Development Professor Rodney Hopson has received several awards for his work in the field of evaluation. But no award has yet compared to the American Evaluation Association’s (AEA) prestigious Paul F. Lazarsfeld Evaluation Theory Award. Recently, Hopson was named the winner of the 2017 award. Read more...
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Thirteen New CEHD Faculty Members Bring Experience From Public Schools to the Federal Government

September 19, 2017

This fall, more than a dozen distinguished professors are joining the ranks of the College of Education and Human Development’s (CEHD) faculty. From long-time professors and experienced public school instructors to faculty who have held important jobs at the federal and state government levels, the new crop of faculty members brings a wealth of talent, knowledge, and experience to the college.

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Two Faculty Share Their Experiences at the National Science Foundation

September 19, 2017

After three-year appointments at the National Science Foundation (NSF), two College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) faculty have returned to the college this fall—though they’ll continue to bridge the gap between the federal government and the university in part-time roles. Read more...
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Minor League Internship Leads Mason Student to Cross Paths with Former Heisman Trophy Winner

September 8, 2017

Woosug Lee’s summer internship in the ticket office of the St. Lucie Mets minor league baseball team was going smoothly, but the George Mason University sport management major quickly saw that something was different after he arrived at the team’s baseball complex one late June morning. ...excerpted from Mason News Read more...
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Looking Back, Looking Forward: A Conversation about the Changing Landscape of Education Policy

September 6, 2017

The field of education policy is constantly changing. But there is a way to make sense of an area in perpetual flux. College of Education and Human Development Dean Mark R. Ginsberg will moderate “Looking Back, Looking Forward: A Conversation about the Changing Landscape of Education Policy,” presented by CEHD. A panel of distinguished Mason faculty will discuss the current landscape of issues, their implication for education practice in schools, and the learning and development of students in Virginia and throughout the nation. Read more...
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Kinesiology Professor Named to Board of NSCA

August 24, 2017

Margaret Jones has held many jobs—coach, director of strength and conditioning, associate professor of kinesiology at George Mason University. But though her job titles have changed over the years, she’s always felt at home as a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Read more...
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In this Class it's the Students Who Give the Exams

August 8, 2017

With a drop of sweat clinging to the tip of his nose and his shirt drenched from his effort, Mark Ginsberg slowed the pace of the treadmill from a brisk run to a slow walk. “That was good,” the dean of George Mason University’s College of Education and Human Development said of the 1.5-mile run. And it was just the start, as during the next hour Ginsberg was put through several strength and flexibility tests, the results of which senior kinesiology major Matt Hetzer used to develop a fitness program specifically for Ginsberg. excerpted from Mason News Read more...