Graduate School of Education - 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.

Curriculum and Instruction, MEd Concentration in ASTL: Teacher Leadership

The Teacher Leadership concentration provides advanced professional development in school leadership for teachers who are passionate about teaching and who want to lead colleagues from their classrooms, not leave their classrooms.

Designed for teachers and other educators with one or more years of teaching or education-related experience who want to continue to grow professionally, the coursework in this concentration focuses on teachers as leaders of their classrooms, teams, departments, schools, and profession.

The Teacher Leadership concentration helps develop teacher leaders who understand the organizational complexity of schools, the dynamics of teacher learning and change, and who can use data to reveal greater learning opportunities for both students and teachers within their school.

The ASTL program is aligned with the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards to help teachers think and practice like highly skilled and reflective board certified professionals.

Experienced teachers with or without a master's degree may apply for the ASTL: Teacher Leadership Master's Degree program, which includes 18 credits in the Concentration area and 12 credits in the education Core.

Core Courses (12 credits)

Concentration Courses (18 credits)

Total: 30 credits

Program Exit Requirement

Professional Development Portfolio: A performance-based document that provides concrete evidence of teacher professional development throughout the ASTL program.

ASTL Teacher Leadership Concentration Form (pdf)