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.

We have a history of creating dynamic, innovative programs and we are dedicated to continue creating innovative approaches in all areas of our work. We commit ourselves to seeking new ways to advance knowledge, solve problems, improve our professional practice and expand on our successes.

Kellar Institute of Human disabilities: Adapted Captions Through Interactive Video Project

The Adapted Captions Through Interactive Video (ACTIV) Project is funded through a Phase I Steppingstones of Technology Innovation for Students with Disabilities grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Read more...

Elementary Education: Professional Development Schools

In the Professional Development School Program, the partner schools function like teaching hospitals, where candidates learn on the job before becoming full-time teachers. Read more...


KIDLAB (Krasnow Investigation of Development Learning and Behavior), a joint project with the Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study, is innovating ways to make the functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) environment and experimentation more closely mimic learning environments and learning processes that occur in the real world. Research efforts are focused on investigating the cognitive neuro science of reasoning and attention processes. All of KIDLAB's practices are research-based and seek to provide interdisciplinary connections that will benefit health, medicine, and education.

Multilingual/Multicultural Education: Summer Institutes for Arabic and Chinese Teachers

The Multilingual/Multicultural Education program is actively engaged in filling the need for highly qualified teachers in languages identified by the United States Department of State as critical need. Read more...

Science Education: Making the Global Local

Erin Peters Burton is a co-Investigator on the NSF-Funded Grant, Making the Global Local - Unusual Weather Events as Climate Change Educational Opportunities. Read more...

Special Education: Web-based Community Resources

Training/Technical Assistance Centers (T/TAC) Online is a web-based community linking people and resources to help children and youth with disabilities developed by the Instructional Design and Development Immersion Program and the Kellar Institute for Human disAbilities. Read more...