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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 Majors Leading to Most Satisfying Careers are Found in the College of Education and Human Development

November 30, 2015

Instructor Candace Parham teaches students in the athletic training program at George Mason University. Photo by Evan Cantwell.


Business Insider magazine recently listed the college majors that lead to the most satisfying careers. From the article:

"For some, the best jobs are the ones that make the world a better place, and choosing the right college major can help get you there. PayScale recently filtered its salary data… based on the percentage of respondents who said their careers have high meaning."

The result is 20 college majors that may not offer the largest salary, but do have a good chance of leading to a personally rewarding and fulfilling career.

Students at George Mason University can find six of the top majors in the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD). The college includes the Graduate School of Education and the School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism.

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#20 Early Childhood Education

Learn about the two bachelor's/accelerated master's degrees available in early childhood education. Undergraduate students may also choose to minor in early childhood education. Also available are master's degrees, graduate certificates, and a PhD specialization.

#12 Therapeutic Recreation

Learn about majoring in therapeutic recreation.

#11 Athletic Training

Learn about majoring in athletic training.

#10 Counseling

Learn about master's degrees available in community agency counseling and school counseling.

#8 Elementary Education

Learn about the bachelor's/accelerated master's degree available in elementary education and other options for becoming an elementary education teacher.

#3 Community Health Education

Learn about majoring in kinesiology; minoring in health promotion; or minoring in kinesiology. Also available is a master's degree and a PhD specialization in exercise, fitness, and health promotion.


Click here to read the full article from Business Insider.


About CEHD

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, DC, is Virginia's largest public research university.

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