GSE Academic Advising
Each student is responsible for knowing Mason’s rules, regulations, requirements, administrative policies and academic policies. The University Catalog,your program advisors, and the staff in the Student and Academic Affairs Office are key resources to assist you as you work toward completion of your degree requirements. It is highly recommended that you meet with your advisor at least once per semester to review degree progress and plan for future semesters.
You Have the Keys to Success:
Be an Informed StudentIt is your responsibility to know where you are in completing your requirements. Your advisor is a resource to assist you. If you choose not to meet with your advisor you may miss key information and opportunities to make your experience at Mason a more valuable one.
Read your Mason E-mailStudents are responsible for the content of university communication sent to their Mason e-mail account (@masonlive.gmu.edu) and are required to activate that account and check it regularly. If you wish to forward your @masonlive.gmu.edu e-mails to a personal account please do so as soon as possible once admitted to avoid missing key communications from various university offices.
Know and Use your ResourcesFriends and other CEHD students are great but they are not reliable sources of information for your individual degree requirements/progress. A reliable resource is a paid Mason employee and the subject matter expert on the question at hand (i.e. Licensure, Endorsements, Advising, Career Services, Admissions, Registrar, ITS Support, etc.). When in doubt, ask your advisor!
Advising for Teacher Education Preparation Programs
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. Learn how you can become a teacher. Talk to an Teacher Educator Advisor today.
Graduate School of Education Academic Program Advsing
Please select your academic program and click on the link to be directed to the appropriate advising page.
- Advanced Studies in Teaching and Learning
- Assistive Technology
- Counseling and Development
- Early Childhood Education
- Education Leadership
- Education Policy
- Educational Psychology
- Elementary Education (PK-6)
- English as Second Language (PK-12)
- Foreign Language and Latin (PK-12)
- Higher Education
- Human Development and Family Science
- Instructional Design and Technology
- International Education
- Learning Technologies in Schools
- Literacy and Reading
- Mathematics Education Leadership
- Phd in Education
- Research Methodology
- Science Education Research
- Secondary Education 6-12
- Special Education
- Teacher Professional Development
- Teaching Culturally, Linguistically Diverse & Exceptional Learners
- Teaching and Teacher Education
- Transformative Teaching
Student and Academic Affairs Advising
- Schedule an Endorsement Advising Appointment
- Bachelor’s/Accelerated Master’s Advising
- Licensure Advising
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law established to protect the privacy of student records. The Office of Student and Academic Affairs and the CEHD faculty and staff abide by these privacy guidelines. Confidential student information will not be communicated to a third party, including immediate family members, without the expressed consent of the student, except when allowed under FERPA law.