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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.

Outstanding Science Educator of the Year is Awarded to Erin Peters-Burton

October 28, 2015

Erin Peters Burton

Congratulations to Erin Peters Burton, named Outstanding Science Teacher Educator of the Year 2016!

Burton is an associate professor of education at George Mason University and the director of the Division of Educational Psychology, Research Methods, and Education Policy.

"I am delighted that Dr. Burton has received this award," said Mark R. Ginsberg, dean of the College of Education and Human Development at Mason. "It is well-deserved recognition of her excellence as a teacher educator and mentor, and her commitment to teaching excellence through inquiry-based pedagogic models."

Ginsberg noted that the award is a significant indicator of both Burton's important research and leadership and the college's core strengths in STEM teacher education.

The award, which will be presented at the annual conference of the Association for Science Teacher Education in January, recognizes excellence in teaching, success in developing science programs and curricula, quantity and quality of research activities, and leadership.

Burton's research was the focus of a Scientific American article in August 2015 titled "Science For All," which described the research team's findings regarding a new breed of schools known as inclusive STEM-focused high schools. Her research was also the subject of a Mason News article called "Mason Research on STEM High Schools Is Cited in President’s 2016 Budget."


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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