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.

Education Leadership, MEd Concentration in Special Education Leadership

"The Special Education Leadership program is ideal for the working professional. What I liked most was how the coursework and assignments were relevant."

This 30-credit Special Education Leadership concentration (24-credit licensure component and 6 additional credits) is designed to provide training for educators who administer program implementation efforts for learners with exceptional needs. It is appropriate for those who have an interest in becoming special education directors, program coordinators, school building administrators, department chairs, or lead teachers; however, opportunities beyond special education also exist.

Participants who are admitted into the MEd in Education Leadership program who already have a master's degree and three years of teaching experience may complete the graduate certificate course work (24-credits) for the administration and supervision PK-12 license.

We are not accepting applications for this concentration at this time.

Graduate Certificate Requirements (24 credits)

Students must earn a B- or higher in all licensure coursework.

MEd Requirements (6 credits)

Total: 30 credits