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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.

Mason LIFE Program Makes a Lasting Impact for Adults with Disabilities

December 13, 2016

Sean completed the Mason LIFE program in 2015. Photo provided.

Down syndrome didn’t stop Sean Cross from pursuing his dreams of becoming a meteorologist. Cross, who completed George Mason University’s Mason LIFE program in May 2015, was recently featured in a social media campaign titled “Project: Just Like You.”

Project: Just Like You circulates images and stories of children with disabilities to showcase what makes them, well, just like you. The project tells individual stories about children with disabilities or diseases such as cancer, diabetes and developmental disorders. It’s an opportunity for parents to share stories to help educate and eliminate stigmas.

Thanks to the Mason LIFE program, a postsecondary program for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, Sean currently works full time for a local meteorologist and lives near the Fairfax Campus with four other Mason LIFE alumni.