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.

Division of Advanced Professional Teacher Development and International Education

Beverly D. Shaklee Division Director

Beverly D. Shaklee
Division Director

Welcome to the Division of Advanced Professional Teacher Development and International Education (APTDIE). Our division comprises four major programs and four centers. Our programs include: Advanced Studies in Teaching and Learning (ASTL); Transformative Teaching; Teaching Culturally, Linguistically Diverse & Exceptional Learners (TCLDEL); and Mathematics Education Leadership (MEL). Our programs offer a variety of degree, certificate, and endorsement options for educators

The four centers associated with our division include: the Center for International Education (CIE), the Center for Restructuring Education in Science and Technology (CREST), the Mathematics Education Center (MEC), and the Center for Outreach in Mathematics Professional Learning and Educational Technology (COMPLETE). Our centers lead major initiatives in their respective disciplines, are awarded externally funded research and development grants, and offer field-based professional development opportunities.

We are committed to the ongoing professional development of teachers, teacher leaders, and teacher educators within Virginia and around the world through the development of innovative programs, international partnerships, and authentic engagement in the world of teaching and learning. Our division exemplifies the core values of the college through our research and course offerings including a focus on social justice, ethical leadership, innovation, research- based practices, and collaboration. Our faculty and staff are leaders in their fields of advanced professional development and international education. I invite you to explore the opportunities for engaged, exciting, and innovative learning within our division!

Beverly D. Shaklee, EdD
Division Director

Division of Advanced Professional Teacher Development & International Education Faculty

Division Administration

Academic Program Coordinators

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