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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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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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Patriot Player Keeps Hometown Troubles at Forefront

November 8, 2017

For Jaire Grayer, the best thing about this year’s Fresh Flint Festival was the smiles on the children’s faces. The George Mason University junior, a starting guard on the Patriots men’s basketball team, ran a shooting clinic at the April event in Flint, Michigan. Read more...
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Mason’s ASL Program Moves Forward with ‘Native Speaker’

November 2, 2017

The hiring of Kevin Taylor as program coordinator of George Mason University’s American Sign Language Program is a milestone of sorts. Previously, the program ran primarily with adjunct professors, said Pam Baker, director of the Division of Special Education and disAbility Research in the College of Education and Human Development. Read more...
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CEHD Professional Faculty Member Is One of 10 in the Country With All Three Research Administrator Certifications

October 25, 2017

There are only nine other people in the country like Jessica Guzzo. Guzzo has completed all three research administrator certifications, a professional achievement she accomplished just before school started this fall. "It hasn’t really set in yet that I actually passed it,” says Guzzo, Director of Research Administration at CEHD’s Office of Research Development, about the final test she passed in August. Read more...
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Student Project 'Goes Beyond the Class and Research Itself'

October 19, 2017

Christina Cherry, a senior human development and family science major, and Jasmine Felder, a master's student concentrating in counseling and development, say their research helps give a voice to families facing displacement through gentrification. Read more...
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Mason Joins the Ranks of R1 Research Universities

October 17, 2017

George Mason is one of the highest-ranked research institutions in the country, according to the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Mason, the largest public research university in Virginia, has joined a group of 115 universities that perform research at the highest level. Below the “R1” rankings are universities that perform “higher research activity,” or “R2,” and then universities that perform “moderate research activity,” or “R3.” Read more...
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Math Professor Takes Positive Ideas on Math to South Korea

October 13, 2017

In South Korea, students’ abilities in mathematics are extremely high. But there’s an issue. “The achievement is so high but the attitude toward it, the feeling toward it, is so negative,” says Jennifer Suh, an associate professor of mathematics education at Mason. “So they needed to do something.” Read more...
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Counseling Student Is Graduate Student of the Year

October 12, 2017

Mirella Saldaña Moreno found out that she was the Virginia School Counselor Association (VSCA) Outstanding Graduate Student of the Year while sitting in the parking lot at George Mason, checking e-mails before heading into work. Read more...
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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...