Graduate School of Education - George Mason University


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.

Education Leadership

Our Educational Leadership graduates are making a difference in leadership positions in education and policy at the community, school, district, state, and national levels.

The Education Leadership program is designed to prepare candidates for leadership in education and management positions in a variety of educational settings. The program emphasizes an understanding of the complexities of change in schools, communities, and organizations. Participants are expected to develop and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to create and maintain learning environments that value diversity, continual knowledge acquisition, instructional leadership, innovative and ethical decision-making, reflective practice, and successful achievement of all school-aged youth.

Learning opportunities are presented in large and small group discussions, on-the-job training, case studies, lectures, scenarios, simulations, problem-based activities, internship experiences which are integrated into the course work, and an annual leadership conference.

Spring 2016 Newsletter

This issue of the newsletter includes special highlights from this year’s AERA conference. We represented the EDLE program in full force, with many of our faculty members and doctoral students presenting their research during the conference. This issue also features short interviews with some of our award winning graduates. Buddy Lint, Prince William County Schools principal of the year, offers his perspective regarding leadership in practice. We also shine a spotlight on EDLE Program Award Winner 2016, Kirby Sypek. Read more »