College of Education and Human Development - George Mason University

Teacher Preparation Programs

George Mason University offers state-approved educator preparation programs for teachers, counselors, principals, and school psychologists. Learn more at one of our Information Sessions.

Virginia colleges and universities have state-approved, educator preparation programs that lead to full licensure. After a student completes a state-approved program, their college or university makes the recommendation for the full 10-year, renewable license.

The requirements for Commonwealth of Virginia teacher licensure are:

George Mason University will verify completion of the requirements of a Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) state-approved preparation program at the graduate or undergraduate level. Such verification does not guarantee the issuance of a Virginia Collegiate Professional, Postgraduate Professional, or Pupil Personnel license from the Commonwealth of Virginia. It is solely the student's responsibility to comply with all requirements for licensure by the Commonwealth. Under Virginia law, a social security number is required for licensure.