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.

International Baccalaureate

International BaccalaureateGeorge Mason University is an authorized partner with the International Baccalaureate to offer graduate programs that lead to the International Baccalaureate’s "IB certificate in teaching and learning" and the "IB advanced certificate in teaching and learning research." Wherever you are in your IB teaching journey, we have a flexible program that will help you achieve your goals. With online and summer intensive options, our IB Authorized Educator Programs are designed to fit within your busy international teaching schedule.

IB certificate in teaching and learning

The IB certificate in teaching and learning is ideal for new and experienced educators who wish to learn about curriculum processes, teaching and learning, and assessment within the IB. Upon successful completion of a graduate certificate or Master’s of Education degree through the Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse and Exceptional Learners (TCLDEL) program at Mason, educators are eligible to register for the IB certificate in teaching and learning.

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Mason Graduate Certificate

Master’s of Education Options

PROGRAM DELIVERY
Program at Mason Fully Online Summer Intensive Hybrid Location(s)
Graduate Certificate: Advanced IB Studies (15 credits)   Online
M.Ed.: TCLDEL, Advanced IB Studies (30 credits)   Online and 5-week summer intensives in Fairfax, Virginia, USA OR Songdo, Korea
M.Ed.: TCLDEL, International Elementary Education (PK-6) Licensure with add-on IB course (36 credits)   Online and 5-week summer intensives in Fairfax, Virginia, USA

IB advanced certificate in teaching and learning research

The IB advanced certificate in teaching and learning research supports the advanced learning needs of experienced IB educators, and those who wish to develop an expanded research capacity. Participants in this program will examine contemporary issues in IB education and further develop their own inquiry as an IB practitioner. George Mason University is one of only two universities in the United States to provide coursework that leads to the IB advanced certificate in teaching and learning research. Upon successful completion of a Master’s of Education through the Advanced Studies in Teaching and Learning (ASTL) program at Mason, along with satisfying the IB’s teaching experience requirements, educators can register with the IB for the advanced certificate in teaching and learning research.

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Eligibility for the IB advanced certificate in teaching and learning research is obtained via the successful completion of all Advanced IB Studies coursework (15 credits), an additional course in IB research (3 credits), and 12 additional credits in advanced pedagogy, culture, and leadership. This coursework results in a Master’s of Education in Curriculum & Instruction.

PROGRAM DELIVERY
Program at Mason Fully Online Hybrid Location(s)
M.Ed.: ASTL, Advanced IB (30 credits) All courses online and multiple courses offered both online and face-to-face in Fairfax, VA

Tuition discounts available.