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.

Teacher Mentors: Go Slow to Go Fast

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At Garfield Elementary School in Springfield, Kerry Grochmal has served as a valuable mentor to her colleague, second grade teacher Paige Kvartunas. “When Kerry and I walk into each other’s rooms to meet and plan it is a feeling of comfort, familiarity, safety, and security,” says Paige who has just begun her first year as a teacher with Fairfax County Public Schools. ...excerpted from the Fairfax County Public Schools Blog Read more...

CEHD Alumna Kaleigh O’Donnell Receives Exemplary Early Career Teacher Award

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Kaleigh O’Donnell (MEd ’15) is the 2017 recipient of Apple Federal Credit Union Education Foundation’s Exemplary Early Career Teacher Award. The award is given to an alumnus or alumna of CEHD who has demonstrated excellence, leadership, and innovation in the classroom within the first three years of teaching in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS). Read more...

Videos Explore PDS Approach to Mentoring, Feedback

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The College of Education and Human Development at Virginia’s George Mason University (GMU) and its professional development school (PDS) partners have established leadership teams to plan robust and personalized training programs for teacher candidates. The teams at the university and school sites work together to engage interns in well-rounded experiences, such as by involving them in local school activities, to help fulfill their individualized professional development plans.

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Sharon Plante Wins GMU Alumni Award

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Congratulations to Sharon LePage Plante winner of a George Mason University 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award from the College of Education and Human Development. She speaks to GMU's graduating class on May 14. Read more...

The Elementary Education PDS program and Local Elementary Schools Win National Award

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CEHD's Elementary Education program receives the National Association for Professional Development Schools (NAPD) Exemplary Professional Development School Award. Read more...

Cambridge Teaching Experience for Pre-service Teachers

The Center for Global Education is offering an opportunity the Cambridge Teaching Experience study abroad program. This program provides an opportunity for pre-service teachers from Mason to immerse themselves in elementary teaching and learning in an international setting. The month-long experience, situated in primary schools in Cambridge, England, will provide Mason pre-service teachers with an opportunity to develop their instructional and management skills in collaboration with host teachers at the school site. Read more...

Elementary Faculty and Students Present at the National Association for Professional Development Schools Conference

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Congrats to Elementary faculty and students and FCPS teachers who presented at the National Association for Professional Development Schools Conference in Atlanta! Read more...

Elementary Education Student Ambassadors

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Congratulations to Elementary Education students Dana Smith and Krista Schepis! Both were selected as student ambassadors for the Elementary Education program at the Virginia State Reading Association Conference. The Virginia State Reading Conference will be held on March 12-14, 2015 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center and Marriott Hotel in Richmond, VA. It is a tremendous professional development opportunity in the field of literacy. Congratulations to you both! Read more...

Seth Parsons Named Emerging Leader in Education

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Phi Delta Kappa International has selected Associate Professor Seth Parsons as a member of the Emerging Leaders Class of 2014-15. Read more...

Ready to Teach: New Teachers Cap Off Their Studies Before Heading to Classrooms

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After two years of studying full-time at Mason, a group of elementary teachers-to-be capped off their learning with research first… celebrations second! Read more...