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 Educational Psychology, Research Methods, and Education Policy

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Erin Peters Burton Division Director

Erin Peters Burton
Division Director

The Division of Educational Psychology, Research Methods, and Education Policy is composed of (1) the Master's of Science (MS) in Educational Psychology, which offers three concentrations: Learning, Cognition, and Motivation; Assessment, Evaluation, and Testing; and Teacher Preparation; and (2) three doctoral specializations within the PhD in Education program, namely, Educational Psychology, Research Methods, and Education Policy.

The division prepares graduates to become educational leaders, researchers, curriculum specialists, evaluators, and testing and measurement specialists; faculty teaching in K-12, community college, and university settings; and policy makers at the local, state, and national levels. Course work and experiential learning opportunities also make our graduates highly competitive for continuing their studies at the doctoral level.

The division comprises highly committed faculty to their respective fields who are nationally and internationally renowned scholars in scientific areas such as learning, cognition, and motivation; measurement, evaluation, and assessment; qualitative and quantitative methods; design research; and education policy. Faculty are also affiliated with many other divisions within CEHD and other colleges on campus, working on various interdisciplinary projects on learning, teaching, and student achievement; contemporary research; and policy. The faculty exhibits high visibility in leadership roles in professional associations and other external organizations.

The division hosts two centers: The Center for Education Policy and Evaluation, and the Krasnow Investigations of Developmental Learning and Behavior.



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