Initiatives in Educational Transformation (IET)
New Professional Studies-Teaching (NPST) Academic Offerings
- 15-credit NPST: Teaching Historic Places with Diverse Populations Graduate Certificate
This program is designed with your schedule in mind and your teaching and learning concerns as the focus. Learners will design more effective instruction while meeting standards through reflection, collaboration, and action research. The uniquely friendly schedule helps to ensure completion in a timely fashion.
Teaching Historic Places with Diverse Populations Graduate Certificate
What are the core values of the NPST Program?
- New Professionalism
- Research-Based Practice
- Technology Integration
- Reflective Practice
- Social Justice/Diversity
- Transformative Leadership
- Meeting the Needs of 21st Century Learners
IET Gets Praise From FCPS 2010 Principal of the Year
Augie Frattali, Fairfax County Public Schools 2010 Principal of the Year says "Rachel Carson Middle School currently has five teachers pursuing a Master's in George Mason University's Initiatives in Educational Transformation (IET) program. The focus of the IET courses blends perfectly with the programs and initiatives that we are engaged in at our school. We pride ourselves on maintaining a collaborative culture where we value teachers' contributions and leadership. Through the IET program, teachers have used our school as a test-bed for new and innovative ideas directed at staff development and impacting student instruction. The benefits are numerous, and have helped us to improve our school climate and address challenges with our student population. The staff who are involved in the University's graduate program have realized the power they have as teachers to make positive changes in the classroom and throughout our community."
Augie Frattali, Fairfax County Public Schools 2010 Principal of the Year