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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.

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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

Grant Funding Awarded to CEHD - Fall 2013 Update

October 2, 2013

CEHD faculty members secure millions of dollars of external funding each year to conduct important research addressing issues as diverse as educational game design and sports diplomacy.

Most recently, proposal submissions were up 21 percent in FY13 to a record high of 94, a testament to the entrepreneurial approach of College of Education and Human Development faculty from both the Graduate School of Education and the School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism.

Research funding was secured from the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of State, the Entertainment Software Association, and other organizations.

In all, the CEHD research portfolio has seen dramatic growth, with expenditures exceeding $14.4 million in FY13 compared with $7.1 million in FY08.

See below for a round-up of recent research funding, much of which benefits the Commonwealth of Virginia directly, with a significant proportion reflecting the college's core strengths and increasing national prominence.

 

  • Robert Baker, Pamela Baker, and Craig Esherick received an award for $997,484 titled “Sport Diplomacy Initiative: ECA Sports Youth Visitor Program” from the U.S. Department of State. This program has received over $3 million in the past two years.

  • Eamonn Kelly received an award for $538,4044 from the National Science Foundation titled “Organizing Multi-Disciplnary Communities to Conduct Data-Intensive Research on Education and Learning.”

  • Anna Evmenova and Kelley Regan received an award in the amount of $450,595 from the U.S. Department of Education titled “Project WeGotIT!: Writing Effectively With Graphic Organizers—Teachers Integrating Technology.”

  • Margo Mastropieri and Thomas Scruggs received an award from the U.S Department of Education titled “Applying Scholarship to Create and Evaluate Next Developments in Special Education” for $249,999.

  • Jennifer Suh and Padmanabhan Seshaiyer (College of Science) received an award for $246,696 from the U.S. Department of Education titled “Developing Rational Numbers and Proportional Reasoning Through Math Models and Performance-Based Assessments: Teaching and Assessing Virginia’s 6-8 Mathematics Standards of Learning.”

  • Jennifer Suh and Padmanabhan Seshaiyer received an award for $246,696 from the U.S. Department of Education titled “Building Number and Number Sense Through Math Models and Performance-Based Assessment: Teaching and Assessing Virginia’s 2009 K-2 Mathematical Standards of Learning.”

  • Eamonn Kelly received an award for $227,214 from the National Science Foundation titled “Advancing an Online Project in the Assessment and Effective Teaching of Calculus.”

  • Wendy Frazier received an award in the amount of $71,624 from Fairfax County Public Schools titled “George Mason University Elementary PDS Internship Program– Fairfax County Public Schools.”

  • Jennifer Suh and Padmanabhan Seshaiyer received an award for $39,852 from the U.S. Department of Education titled “VA STEM CoNNECT.”

  • Kevin Clark received an award for $30,000 titled “After School Game Design Program at Mason” from the Entertainment Software Association Foundation.

  • Ilham Nasser received an award titled “Teaching for Forgiveness in Arab Schools: Teachers’ Perspectives in K-12 Classrooms” for $16,990 from the Salam Institute for Peace and Justice.

  • Wendy Frazier received an award in the amount of $13,261 from Prince William County Schools titled “George Mason University Elementary PDS Internship Program– Prince William County Schools.”

  • David Anderson received an award from Sigma Nu Fraternity, Inc. for $12,500 titled “Evaluation of LEAD Program Sigma Nu Fraternity.”

  • Elavie Ndura received an award from the George Mason University Foundation titled “Shinnyo-En Fellowship” in the amount of $12,000.

  • Heidi Graff received an award for $9,856 from the HSC Foundation titled “Mason LIFE Congressional Internship Program.”

  • Nelson Cortes received an award titled “Functional Pre-Participation Evaluation (F-PPE) for Predicting Lower Extremity Injury in School-Aged Children” for $8,254 from the National Institutes of Health.”

  • David Anderson received an award from the Unified Prevention Coalition of Fairfax County for $7,500 titled “Evaluation of Underage Drinking STOP Initiative.”

 


About CEHD

George Mason University's College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) includes two schools: the Graduate School of Education, one of the largest teacher preparation and education schools in Virginia, and the School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism. CEHD offers a comprehensive range of degrees, certificates, courses, and licensure programs on campus, online, and on site. The college is distinguished by faculty who encourage new ways of thinking and pioneering research supported by more than $75 million in funding over the past five years.

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