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 Policy Graduate Certificate

The field of education policy needs professionals who can understand and analyze problems, think critically, and come up with creative and pragmatic solutions to address tough challenges in the world of education.

The innovative Education Policy Graduate Certificate is designed to meet the needs of students with an interest in improving educational opportunities and student outcomes through federal, state, and local policy. The 15-credit program focuses on the study of education policy, including how decisions are made at various levels of government, how decision makers use educational research and evidence, and how to influence the decision-making process. Open to all students, regardless of their experience level, the program examines pressing challenges facing our education system, from preschool and K-12 through college and beyond, and prepares students to engage effectively with policymakers and stakeholders and to help shape and influence education policy.

The field of education policy needs professionals who can understand and analyze problems, think critically, and come up with creative and pragmatic solutions to address tough challenges in the world of education. Whether interested in pursuing a career in government, the education sector, think tanks, or nonprofit organizations, the Education Policy Graduate Certificate is meant to set students on the path to impacting education policy.

Total: 15 credits

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