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.

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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:

  1. Be an Informed Student

    It 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.
  2. Read your Mason E-mail

    Students are responsible for the content of university communication sent to their Mason e-mail account ( and are required to activate that account and check it regularly. If you wish to forward your e-mails to a personal account please do so as soon as possible once admitted to avoid missing key communications from various university offices.
  3. Know and Use your Resources

    Friends 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, ITU Support, etc.). When in doubt, ask your advisor!

Where to Look for Advising

Contact Early Childhood Education at An ECE Advisor will answer any questions that you may have about your program or degree.

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The Early Childhood curriculum boasts of many innovative and cutting edge Early Childhood Education courses. See course options below.

ECED Courses

EDCI Courses

EDUC Courses

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  • Stone, Deborah Academic Program Coordinator Email
    Phone: (703) 993-4916
    Fax: (703) 993-4370

  • Coogle, Christan Email
    Fax: (703) 993-4370

  • Fisher-Maltese, Carley Email
    Phone: (703) 993-4163
    Fax: (703) 993-4370

  • Fulcher, Debra Email
    Phone: (703) 993-2017
    Fax: (703) 993-4370

  • Kidd, Julie Email
    Phone: (703) 993-8325
    Fax: (703) 993-4370

  • La Croix, Leslie Email
    Phone: (703) 993-5488
    Fax: (703) 993-4370

  • Vesely, Colleen Email
    Phone: (703) 993-5346
    Fax: (703) 993-4370


Affiliated Faculty

  • Burns, M. Susan Email
    Phone: (703) 993-5343
    Fax: (703) 993-4370

  • DeMulder, Elizabeth Email
    Phone: (703) 993-8326
    Fax: (703) 993-9380

  • Ginsberg, Mark Email
    Phone: (703) 993-2004
    Fax: (703) 993-2001

  • Letiecq, Bethany Email
    Phone: (703) 993-5076
    Fax: (703) 993-4370

  • Samaras, Anastasia Email
    Phone: (703) 993-8154
    Fax: (703) 993-2013

  • Stribling, Stacia Email
    Phone: (703)-993-4337
    Fax: (703) 993-2013

  • Ward-Parsons, Allison Email
    Phone: (703) 993-5257
    Fax: (703) 993-5300



  • Paraggio, Lynne Email
    Phone: (703) 993-3844
    Fax: (703) 993-4370

ResourcesMore Less

Early Childhood Documents and forms

Virginia Testing Resources

Internship Applications and Manuals

  • Dual Licensure ECSE and EPK3 Internship Application (pdf) (docx)
  • Dual Licensure ECSE and EPK3 Internship Manual and Forms - TBA
  • EPK3 Internship Application (pdf) (docx)
  • EPK3 Internship Manual and Forms (pdf)
  • ECSE Internship Application (pdf) (docx)
  • ECSE Internship Manual and Forms (pdf)

Grading Policies

All CEHD undergraduate and graduate students are held to the university grading policies as described in the Academic Policies section of the catalog. Those students enrolled in a CEHD licensure program, however, must earn a B- or better in all licensure coursework. A degree-seeking graduate student will be dismissed after accumulating grades of F in two courses or 9 credits of unsatisfactory grades (C or F) in graduate courses. A 3.0 grade point average is required for completion of the graduate degree.


Financial Aid

Information on loans, assistantships, fellowships, and other types of financial aid is available in the Office of Student Financial Aid which can be reached via telephone at 703.993.2353 or on the web at