College of Education and Human Development - George Mason University

College of Education and Human Development

National Recognition

September 29, 2021

FAIRFAX, Va. – Undergraduate teaching degrees offered in the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) at George Mason University have been ranked 20th among public institutions, according to the latest rankings from the U.S. News & World Report.

Mason ranks 71st overall among undergraduate teaching programs in the country and is tied with the University of Virginia for 20th among public institutions. In 2019, Mason became one of seven public universities in Virginia that were approved to add undergraduate teaching degrees.

The School of Education in CEHD offers four bachelor’s degrees for teachers: early childhood education for diverse learners, elementary education, health and physical education, and special education.

“This ranking reflects the impact of Mason’s education programs resulting from our exceptional faculty, comprehensive curriculum, and school-based field experiences,” said CEHD Interim Dean Robert Baker. “Through cutting-edge research, outstanding instruction, and top-notch partner school systems, our diverse student population is readied to assume leadership roles in the evolving educational environment.”

About the College of Education and Human Development

The College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, inspires undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students to promote learning and development across the life span. Innovative, inclusive, and cutting-edge, the college and its 30 academic programs that spread across three schools (School of Education, School of Kinesiology, and School of Sport, Recreation, and Tourism Management) prepare professionals who improve lives and make a difference for the community and for the world. The college is a nationally recognized leader in educator preparation, special education, counseling, and school leadership; prides itself in far-reaching expertise that includes sport management, human performance, athletic training, recreation management, and tourism and events management; and is home to 9 centers engaged in groundbreaking research. Learn more at