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.

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A Foundation for Your Future

This minor is designed for students with a strong interest in exploring the field of education to develop a conceptual and situated understanding of schools and teaching. It will not lead to teacher licensure; rather it is designed to introduce students to the structure of American education. Students interested in teacher licensure are urged to contact the College's Student and Academic Affairs Office for guidance in identifying the requirements for teaching credentials.

Eight credits of course work must be unique to the minor.

Required Courses


Choose four courses from the following:

Total: 18-19 credits