Content Area Review
What is a Content Area (Endorsement) Review and how do I do it?
When you start to take your content area classes (usually this is the beginning of your undergraduate program), you’ll want to set up a Content Area (Endorsement) Review. You should go through this process even if you’re not a student at Mason yet. This is the process used by the College of Education and Human Development to make sure that students entering a teacher licensure program have completed all required prerequisite courses related to the content area of licensure.
Note: Not all programs require a Content Area (Endorsement) Review; the CEHD Office of Admissions can help you determine if you need to complete this process or not.
A Content Area (Endorsement) Review involves three steps:
- Create a Content Area (Endorsement) Requirement Worksheet:
This can be done at cehd.gmu.edu/endorse. The system will guide you through creating an account and adding all relevant coursework to your worksheet. The purpose of this worksheet is to document all the content area classes you have completed. You will also be asked to submit unofficial transcripts by email or fax. It can take up to two weeks for the worksheet and transcripts to be reviewed.
- Meet with the Undergraduate Education Advisor:
This advisor will help you create a map of your remaining content area classes and your teacher preparation program classes. You will also map out any testing or other requirements for your teacher preparation program. You will meet with this advisor regularly as you complete your teacher track! (Note: If you’ve already completed an undergraduate degree and are just applying for a master’s program, you can skip this step.)
- Meet with the Content Area Advisor:
This advisor will go over your Content Area Requirement Worksheet and your remaining content area classes. Ultimately, the content area advisor must sign off on your completion of the required pre-requisite coursework for your teacher preparation program.
TIP: You can schedule your meetings with the Undergraduate Education Advisor and the Content Area Advisor back to back on the same day!
Schedule both appointments here, preferably for two weeks after you submit your Content Area (Endorsement) Requirement Worksheet.