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.

M.S., George Mason University

Advising & Retention Coordinator , CEHD Student and Academic Affairs

Contact Information

Send email to Ms. Montiel

Phone: (703) 993-2078
Fax: (703) 993-2082
Email: smontiel (

George Mason University
Fairfax Campus
Thompson Hall 2306
4400 University Dr.
MS 4B4
Fairfax, VA 22030


Sara Montiel joined the Student Academic Affairs office in the College of Education and Human development in November of 2014. As the Advising & Retention Coordinator she will focus on advising and retention practices for the college.


Other Information

Undergraduate Retention Appointments

The College of Education and Human Development is a committed partner in student succes and seeks to improve student life and learning for each of our students. Undergraduate students experiencing academic difficulty (e.g., academic probation or warning) will be invited to participate in the colleges Academic Success Program. 

If you are a student that has received this special inviation from the college please use the link below to schedule the "Initial Retention Advising" appointment.

Please note, before your scheduled appointment with the Retention Coordinator you must have:

1. Completed the Academic Success Program form you received vial email in full (e.g., steps 1- 4, including meeting with your major advisor)

2. Bring a hard copy of your Degree Evaluation with you to the appointment

Please contact Sara Montiel with questions concerning undergraduate retention or the Academic Success Program.



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