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.

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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.

Collaboration Examples

Collaboration is an important human activity that involves shared responsibility in promoting healthy, productive lives and educational success. We commit ourselves to work toward these goals in genuine partnerships with individuals, families, community agencies, schools, businesses, foundations, and other groups at the local, regional, national and international levels.


School Counseling Leadership Team

The School Counseling Leadership team was formally established in 2001 as an effort to respond to the lack of information, tools, and resources to develop comprehensive school counseling programs within the Commonwealth of Virginia. Read more...

DelPHE — Iraq Quality Assurance Program

The Ministry of Higher Education in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and the College of Education and Human Development at Mason jointly submitted a successful proposal to the British Council to establish a system of quality assurance and accreditation for public and private universities in Kurdistan. The Center for International Education will help coordinate the Mason visit of two cohorts of Kurdish quality assurance faculty and administrators in the Spring and Fall of 2011.

Russian Professional Development Project for the STEM Disciplines

In collaboration with the Center for International Education, several CEHD faculty members have created a professional development program for visiting Russian teachers from the STEM disciplines. Read more...

Special Education: Collaborative, Multi-Institution Distance Education

The Kellar Institute for Human disAbilities and Special Education Programs lead two innovative collaborative distance education technology based consortia for teacher preparation in Severe Disabilities and for teachers of the Visually Impaired. Read more...

Secondary Education: Professional Development Schools

Through a partnership with several secondary schools, more than 100 teachers have been trained as mentor faculty and 125 CEHD students have completed internships in English, math, science, or social studies since 2002. Read more...

Early Childhood Education: Partnerships with Community Service Providers

The Early Childhood Education program values input from community service providers, schools, and family members and involves them as an advisory group for program development and evaluation. Read more...

FAST TRAIN: International Education Partners

FAST TRAIN has significant collaborations with organizations and agencies dedicated to promoting and supporting international education. Read more...

Early Childhood Education: Collaborative Team Projects

It is a core belief of the Early Childhood Education program that no one professional possesses the knowledge and skills necessary to adequately serve culturally, linguistically, and ability diverse young children and their families. Read more...

Health and Physical Education: Field Experiences

The Coordinator of Student Teaching collaborates with faculty to provide field experiences at elementary and secondary levels and sites for student teachers. Read more...

Literacy: Collaboration with New Century College and Local Schools

At the undergraduate level, the Literacy Program collaborates with Mason's New Century College to offer a program in which undergraduates provide 45 hours of service to local school children in the area of literacy. Read more...

Center for International Education: Greek Professional Development Project

In collaboration with the Fulbright Scholars Program, the Center for International Education has created a professional development program for visiting Greek teachers from all disciplines. Read more...

Advanced Studies in Teaching and Learning: Learning Communities

The ASTL Program has a committed focus on collaboration across the core courses. Read more...

Elementary Education: Professional Development Schools Program

The Elementary Education Professional Development Schools (PDS) program consists of three cohort models, and the entire program is dedicated to and demonsmenttrates our commitment to a deep collaboration between teacher education and individual elementary schools and districts. Read more...