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.

Graduates of our program are well-prepared for a variety of career options within government agencies, school systems, private consulting practice, and community service.

Careers for Graduates with an Assistive Technology Graduate Certificate

Students who completed the Assistive Technology graduate certificate at Mason have been offered positions as Assistive Technology Specialists, and Assistive Technology trainers within government agencies, school systems (that have required professional certification/endorsement), private consulting practice, and/or community service/outreach organizations. In addition, some program graduates have gone on to become sales representatives for AT vendors throughout the nation.

*Please note the Virginia Department of Education does not award teacher licensure in the area of assistive technology or professional certification related to assistive technology. However, Assistive Technology professionals employed in a school system who complete the 15-hour certificate program may qualify for a pay band increase, based on specific school system requirements.

Careers for Graduates with an Assistive Technology Master's degree concentration

Students who completed the Assistive Technology graduate programs at Mason have been offered positions such as:

  • Assistive Technology Coordinator
  • Assistive Technology Assessment Team Lead
  • Assistive Technology Trainer
  • Sales Representatives for AT vendors
  • Assistive Technology Specialists within government agencies, school systems, private consulting practices, and community outreach organizations

*Please note the Virginia Department of Education does not award teacher licensure in the area of assistive technology or professional certification related to assistive technology. However, students employed in a school system who complete this master’s program may qualify for a pay band increase, based on specific school system requirements.

Further Studies

Students pursuing the Assistive Technology masters degree may take additional face-to-face courses at Mason to complete a PhD in the College of Education and Human Development. Courses taken for the MEd may count toward requirements in the PhD program.