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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.

Think You Want To Be a Teacher?

What does it take to be a great teacher? Knowledge, patience, skill, a love of learning and a desire to make a difference. If this describes you, then a career in education may be just the thing.

The College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) at George Mason University has outlined three pathways to teaching:

  1. Item 1Bachelor’s degree leading to a teaching license
  2. Item 2Bachelor’s/Accelerated Master’s degrees leading to a teaching license
  3. Item 3Graduate program leading to a teaching license

For in-depth information specific to your goals and situation, please contact a CEHD academic advisor. We can explain how to fulfill university and state academic requirements for becoming a teacher, and much more.


Contact us today!

Contact information for undergraduate programs and bachelor’s/accelerated master’s programs:
Kerri Marianos
askCEHD@gmu.edu
703.993.2080
Advising Information

Contact information for graduate programs:
Nicole Mariam
cehdgrad@gmu.edu
703.993.2892




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Secondary Application

Bachelor’s degree leading to a teaching license

By working closely with a CEHD academic advisor throughout your academic career at Mason, you can meet all requirements for your degree and be eligible to teach in one of the areas below immediately following graduation. Apply your second semester sophomore year and contact us at askCEHD@gmu.edu if you have any questions. For more information visit our Advising page.


Secondary Education Core Programs


Undergraduate
Major
Deadlines Required
GPA
Test Goal
Statement
3 Letters
of Recommen-
dation
Endorsement
Review
Application Interview Undergraduate Program Advisor
Biology, 6-12
Concentration in Secondary Education (COS)
SP-10/1
FL-3/1
Biology: 2.5+
Cumulative: 3.0+
* Praxis Core (or
substitute)
Required Required Required Required Required Dr. Deborah Polayes
Chemistry, 6-12
Concentration in Secondary Education (COS)
SP-10/1
FL-3/1
Chemistry: 2.5+
Cumulative: 3.0+
* Praxis Core (or
substitute)
Required Required Required Required Required Dr. Suzanne Slayden
Gerald Weatherspoon
Earth Science
Concentration in Secondary Education (COS)
SP-10/1
FL-3/1
Earth Science: 2.5+
Cumulative: 3.0+
* Praxis Core (or
substitute)
Required Required Required Required Required Dr. Julia Nord
Christian George
English, 6-12
Minor in Secondary Education English (CHSS)
SP-10/1
FL-3/1
English: 3.3+
Cumulative: 3.0+
* Praxis Core (or
substitute)
Required Required Required Required Required Dr. Laura Scott
Mathematics, 6-12
Concentration in Secondary Education (COS)
SP-10/1
FL-3/1
Math: 2.5+
Cumulative: 3.0+
* Praxis Core (or
substitute)
Required Required Required Required Required Dr. David Singman
Physics, 6-12
Emphasis in Education (COS)
SP-10/1
FL-3/1
Math: 2.5+
Cumulative: 3.0+
* Praxis Core (or
substitute)
Required Required Required Required Required Dr. Phil Rubin


Non-Secondary Education Core Programs



Major Contact Email Phone

Physical Education

Linda Krout lkrout@gmu.edu 703.993.2096

Dance Education

Elizabeth C. Price eprice@gmu.edu 703.993.2137

Music Education

Dr. Brian Wuttke bwuttke@gmu.edu 703.993.1381

Theater Education

Sara Simanski ssimansk@gmu.edu 703.993.1120



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BAM Application

Bachelor’s/Accelerated Master’s degrees leading to a teaching license

Get a jump start on a graduate program and your teaching career! Apply to this program in your junior year (special exception for one-semester spring start Elementary Education) and, if accepted, you will begin taking graduate courses in your senior year that will count toward your master’s. (If you are interested in BAM programs that do not offer teacher licensure, click here.) Please contact us at askCEHD@gmu.edu if you have any questions. For more information visit our Advising page. If you have questions about the Special Education program please contact Jancy Templeton or Danielle Walker.

Current Program Desired Graduate Program Application
Deadlines
Program Information
BA Integrative Studies, ELED MEd CRIN-Elementary Education Fall: 3/1
Spring: 10/1*
(see note below)
Integrative Studies, BA/Curriculum and Instruction, Accelerated MEd (Elementary Education)
BA Integrative Studies, SSE MEd CRIN-History/Social Science Fall: 3/1
Spring: 10/1
BA Integrative Studies, Social Science for Education to MEd Curriculum and Instruction - History/Social Science
BA/BS Biology MEd CRIN-Secondary Education-Biology Fall: 3/1
Spring: 10/1
BA/BS Biology to MEd Curriculum and Instruction - Secondary Education - Biology
BA/BS Chemistry MEd CRIN-Secondary Education-Chemistry Fall: 3/1
Spring: 10/1
BA/BS Chemistry to MEd Curriculum and Instruction - Secondary Education - Chemistry
BS Earth Science MEd CRIN-Secondary Education-Earth Science Fall: 3/1
Spring: 10/1
BS Earth Science to MEd Curriculum and Instruction - Secondary Education - Earth Science
BA English or BFA Creative Writing MEd CRIN-Secondary Education-English Fall: 3/1
Spring: 10/1
BS English or BFA Creative Writing to MEd Curriculum and Instruction - Secondary Education – English
BA/BS Math MEd CRIN-Secondary Education-Math Fall: 3/1
Spring: 10/1
BA/BS Math to MEd Curriculum and Instruction - Secondary Education - Math
BS Physics MEd CRIN-Secondary Education-Physics Fall: 3/1
Spring: 10/1
BA/BS Math to MEd Curriculum and Instruction - Secondary Education - Physics
Any bachelor's degree MEd CRIN-Early Childhood Education for Diverse Learners (for licensure option, a graduate certificate must also be added) Fall: 4/1
Spring: 11/1
Bachelor's (in any degree) to MEd Curriculum and Instruction - Early Childhood Education for Diverse Learners
Any bachelor's degree MEd Special Education-Early Childhood Special Education (for licensure option, a graduate certificate must also be added) Fall: 4/1
Spring: 11/1
Bachelor’s Degree (in any degree)to MEd Special Education, Early Childhood Special Education Concentration
Any bachelor's degree MEd Special Education (for licensure option, a graduate certificate must also be added) Fall: 4/1
Spring: 11/1
Bachelor's (in any degree) to MEd Special Education

*This is a one-semester BAM for a student’s final senior semester. Student must have room in schedule to take 3 graduate courses. Application will be submitted 1st semester senior year.



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Graduate Program

Graduate programs leading to a teaching license


CEHD also offers teacher licensure options through traditional master’s programs, please contact us at cehdgrad@gmu.edu with questions

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 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.