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.

College of Education and Human Development

CEHD Enters Top 50 List of Best Education Schools

March 10, 2015

The College of Education and Human Development at George Mason University has entered the Top 50 list of best education schools in the country, as listed in U.S. News and World Report's "2016 Best Graduate Schools" rankings released today.

The college is nationally ranked at #46, tied with the College of William and Mary, Lehigh, and Texas A&M.

"The College of Education and Human Development's reputation continues to grow nationally and globally as a school with outstanding faculty, and for the currency and quality of its academic programs," said Mark R. Ginsberg, dean of the college. 

Ginsberg noted that George Mason's education school ranking is the highest ever for the college. "It positions us among the most respected colleges and schools of education in the nation," he said.

Of the schools ranked by U.S. News and World Report, George Mason's education school is also the fifth largest in terms of size of its graduate student enrollment, just behind Teachers College Columbia University, New York University, Ball State University, and Arizona State University.


Students in the College of Education and Human Development at George Mason University learn in highly regarded academic programs and enjoy a beautiful campus located just outside of Washington, D.C.


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George Mason University's College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) includes two schools: the Graduate School of Education, one of the most comprehensive education schools in Virginia, and the School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism. CEHD offers a full range of courses, certificates, and degree programs on campus, online, and on site to more than 4,000 students each year. CEHD is fully accredited by NCATE, and all licensure programs are approved by the Virginia Department of Education. George Mason University, located just outside of Washington, D.C., is Virginia's largest public research university.

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