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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 of Education and Human Development

CEHD Student News


CEHD Alumna Kaleigh O’Donnell Receives Exemplary Early Career Teacher Award

July 10, 2017

Kaleigh O’Donnell (MEd ’15) is the 2017 recipient of Apple Federal Credit Union Education Foundation’s Exemplary Early Career Teacher Award. The award is given to an alumnus or alumna of CEHD who has demonstrated excellence, leadership, and innovation in the classroom within the first three years of teaching in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS). Read more...

Twelve Mason LIFE Students Earn Certificate of Completion

June 19, 2017

Mason Learning into Future Environments, more commonly known as Mason LIFE, held a graduation ceremony for 12 of its students at the beginning of May. Read more...

Education Honor Society Inducts Newest Members

June 5, 2017

The Nu Alpha Chapter of the Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society initiated 15 new members on May 9, 2017. The initiates represent six academic programs from within CEHD’s Graduate School of Education. They are now part of a network of 1.2 million members across 34 countries. Read more...

Videos Explore PDS Approach to Mentoring, Feedback

January 26, 2017

The College of Education and Human Development at Virginia’s George Mason University (GMU) and its professional development school (PDS) partners have established leadership teams to plan robust and personalized training programs for teacher candidates. The teams at the university and school sites work together to engage interns in well-rounded experiences, such as by involving them in local school activities, to help fulfill their individualized professional development plans.


Abigail Solis, just one of the guys at Redskins camp

September 8, 2016

What surprised Abigail Solis most about her internship as an athletic trainer with the NFL’s Washington Redskins was how the players seemed so down to earth. Read more...

First Student to Complete Coaching Minor Prepares for Career in International Sports Coaching

August 8, 2016

George Mason University student E’Yad Al’Taha will be celebrating two significant accomplishments this December: he will graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, and he will be the first graduate to complete the new minor in coaching. Read more...

Kaitlin Romm Receives AKA National Scholar Master's Award

April 11, 2016

Congratulations to Kaitlin Romm who has been selected as an American Kinesiology Association (AKA) Masters Scholar for 2016. Kaitlin is a student in the Exercise, Fitness and Health Promotion (EFHP) graduate program within the School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism. She is earning a Master’s of Science degree in Exercise, Fitness, and Health Promotion which focuses on the role of physical activity in the promotion of health, fitness and quality of life. Read more...

Designing Digital Learning in Schools using Robots

April 4, 2016

Robots attended class along with teachers in the Designing Digital Learning in Schools (DDLS) graduate program. These teachers had the opportunity to meet Sphero. They were able to build thinking and problem-solving skills by completing a range of missions and then to use those programming skills to teach their Sphero tricks. Read more...

The Elementary Education PDS program and Local Elementary Schools Win National Award

March 8, 2016

CEHD's Elementary Education program receives the National Association for Professional Development Schools (NAPD) Exemplary Professional Development School Award. Read more...

Study Sport Management Abroad in Lugano, Switzerland - Summer 2016

February 22, 2016

Summer 2016, professor Craig Esherick, from the School of Recreation, Health and Tourism will teach a Sport Management course at Franklin University in Lugano, Switzerland as part of the George Mason University Mason Abroad program. .


New PhD Joseph DiPietro Looks Forward to Celebrating Winter Graduation

December 18, 2015

Joseph DiPietro, who graduates this semester with a PhD in Education, is ready to celebrate! Read more...

New Graduate Lyn Midcap Lands Job With Washington Redskins

December 18, 2015

Lyn Midcap, who graduates this semester with a sport management degree, is ready to make her mark with the NFL. Read more...

Athletic Training Graduate Students Serve and Learn at Area Middle Schools

November 2, 2015

Through a grant from the Potomac Health Foundation, Mason provides athletic training graduate students to nine area middle schools. Read more...

Elementary Mathematics Specialist Award Goes to Anna Feil

October 22, 2015

Graduate student Anna Feil is the recipient of a national award that honors elementary mathematics specialists. Read more...

For Mason Senior, Teaching Is About "Relationships That Can Really Change Someone’s Life"

October 20, 2015

Amanda Malone has always wanted to be a teacher. She's getting there fast as a student in Mason's accelerated bachelor's/master’s program in elementary education. Read more...

Think You Want To Be a Teacher? Come to the Sept 17 Advising Event!

September 14, 2015

George Mason undergraduates from all majors are invited to this advising event. Find out what courses to take and much more. Read more...

A Summer for Teacher Leaders

August 28, 2015

Students in the Transformative Teaching program met on campus for a week of intensive learning and fascinating meetings on Capitol Hill. Read more...

Instructional Design Students Receive Association Award

August 21, 2015

Two students recently won a prestigious award, and credit the Instructional Design program for their success. Read more...

Athletic Training Alumnus at Work With the Washington Redskins

August 14, 2015

An internship with the Washington Redskins while an athletic training student became the first step to a career with the NFL team. Read more...

Education Honor Society Inducts 35 New Members

August 3, 2015

Kappa Delta Pi welcomes new members to Mason's chapter of the International Honor Society in Education. Read more...

PhD Dissertations - Summer 2015

July 30, 2015

Congratulations to the twelve students in the PhD in Education program who are graduating in Summer 2015! Read more...

TOUR 200 Online Course: For Students Intrigued by the Travel and Tourism Field

June 30, 2015

The TOUR 200 course is 100% online, open to all majors, and a great 3-credit introduction to the travel and tourism field. Read more...

Graduating Student Attends Convocation Via Robot

June 22, 2015

Ever wish you could be in two places at once? One mom used a robot to attend her graduation and her daughter's. Read more...

Outstanding Students Named 2015 Presidential and Dean's Scholars

June 15, 2015

Exceptional doctoral students entering the PhD in Education program in Fall 2015 have been selected as Presidential and Dean's Scholars. Read more...

Student Focus: McKenna Weipert, Events Management

June 15, 2015

The rising senior is taking full advantage of Mason opportunities with a two-month, study abroad internship in London this summer. Read more...

Students Are Part of the Action, Helping Coordinate World Police & Fire Games

June 11, 2015

Tourism and sports management students are getting real-world experience (and jobs) at World Police & Fire Games. Read more...

Student Focus: Rachael Wray, Therapeutic Recreation

June 8, 2015

Rising senior Rachael Wray is the first to complete the Geriatrics Integrative Care Service certificate at Inova Fairfax Hospital. Read more...

PhD Dissertations - Spring 2015

June 5, 2015

Sixteen students in the PhD in Education program recently defended their dissertations as part of the final requirements for receiving a doctoral degree. Read more...

Mason Students Create Education Videos for Sierra Leone Orphanage

June 1, 2015

When the Ebola outbreak shut down a town in Sierra Leone, Mason students stepped in to help children keep learning. Read more...

Rory Dippold Receives Virginia "Super Teacher" Award

May 29, 2015

Congratulations to Rory Dippold, recent PhD graduate and 7th grade teacher, who was just named a Virginia Super Teacher. Read more...

Thank You Cam Video - GSE Graduation 2015!

May 17, 2015

Enjoy this video featuring graduates of the Graduate School of Education!  Read More...


Thank You Cam Video - RHT Graduation 2015!

May 16, 2015

Enjoy this video featuring graduates of the School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism!  Read More...


Student Focus: Koscina Renaud, Early Childhood Education

May 15, 2015

The college's faculty has selected 37 graduating students as Program Award Winners for outstanding achievement. Among them is Koscina Renaud, a master's degree student with a passion to educate. Read more...

Student Focus: Nicholas Allevato, Kinesiology

May 15, 2015

The college's faculty has selected 37 graduating students as Program Award Winners for outstanding achievement. Among them is Nicholas Allevato, a senior with a passion to serve. Read more...

Mason Student Researchers Verify Loudoun’s Thirst for a Craft Beer Trail

May 13, 2015

Is Loudoun County fit to be beer country? Mason students study viability of a craft beer trail in Loudoun. Read more...

Graduation! Info, Photos, Videos for the Class of 2015

May 12, 2015

Enjoy graduation photos, thank you cam videos, and more on CEHD's Class of 2015 page. Read more...

Apple Selects Student for Distinguished Educators Class of 2015

April 29, 2015

Congratulations to Katharine Hale, selected for the prestigious Apple Distinguished Educators Class of 2015. Read more...

Disaster Training Prepares Mason Students for the "Big and Bad"

April 20, 2015

Mason students culminated six weeks of training with a full-on disaster scenario at the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Academy. Read more...

CEHD Announces 2014-15 Student Scholarships

March 30, 2015

Congratulations to the outstanding students who are recipients of scholarships from the College of Education and Human Development. Read more...

Vote for Student's A10 Video for George Mason

March 27, 2015

Wow, Taylor Brown, what a great video! Vote by March 29 for the impressive video produced by this Sport Management major and student athlete. Read more...

Five Students Selected to Represent Mason as Teachers of Promise

March 24, 2015

Congratulations to students from CEHD who were selected to represent George Mason University at the annual Teachers of Promise Institute. Read more...

Doctoral Students Honored with Dissertation Awards

March 19, 2015

Congratulations to the doctoral students who received dissertation honors this year. Read more...

Think You Want To Be a Teacher? Come to the March 19 Advising Event!

March 19, 2015

George Mason undergraduates from all majors are invited to this advising event for anyone who's thought about going into teaching. Read more...

Athletic Training Students Celebrate 100% Pass Rate

March 17, 2015

Earlier this month, nine seniors in the Athletic Training program found out that they had achieved a 100% first-time pass rate on the field's rigorous certification exam. Read more...

Meet More Than 40 Employers at Education Recruitment Day – March 18, Dewberry Hall

March 17, 2015

They're hiring! Students and alumni are invited to attend the 2015 Education Recruitment Day job fair to meet with more than 40 Washington-area employers. Read more...

Two Scholarship Winners for the Strong Scholars Award

March 4, 2015

Congratulations to graduate students Robyn Regan and Kayla Iacuzio for receiving CEHD's first annual Strong Scholars Award! Read more...

Jason Sturm Places 1st in Para-Bobsled for Team USA

February 24, 2015

In January, sophomore Jason Sturm won first place for Team USA in the first-ever Para-Bobsled World Cup in Igls, Austria. Read more...

Think Summer! New Pool Management Course Now Available

February 20, 2015

A new three-day, three-credit course over spring break provides students with knowledge and certification in pool management. Read more...

Student Focus: Anna White Maximizes Her Mason Experience

February 9, 2015

Anna White, a junior in the Tourism and Events Management program, makes the most of Mason with the help of online courses. Read more...

Kinesiology Program Launches a New B.S. Degree

February 4, 2015

It’s official! “Kinesiology” at George Mason University is now its own degree. Read more...