College of Education and Human Development - George Mason University
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.

MEd, George Mason University

Associate Director of Technology, TBI Initiative, Region 4 Training and Technical Assistance Center
Helen A. Kellar Institute for Human disAbilities

Contact Information

Send email to Clare Talbert

Phone: (703) 993-4496
Fax: (703) 993-4497
Email: ctalber1 (

George Mason University
Fairfax Campus
Krug Hall 211C
4400 University Dr.
MS 1F2
Fairfax, VA 22030


Clare Talbert is the TTAC Online ( & Virginia Family Special Education ( Coordinator for the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) Training and Technical Assistance Center (TTAC) at GMU. Her previous experiences include: being the Director of the Mason LIFE Program, a postsecondary program for young adults with disabilities, working as the Transition Coordinator for the VDOE TTAC at GMU, teaching students with severe disabilities for Fairfax County Public Schools and working in a variety of supported employment programs for youth and adults with disabilities. Clare has been a guest lecturer. Her interest in special education was inspired by her sister who has severe intellectual disabilities.