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.

Curriculum and Instruction, MEd - Concentration in Literacy Leadership for Diverse Schools: K-12 Reading Specialist

Graduates who assume roles of literacy leadership must be experts in the field of literacy as well as visionaries capable of closing achievement gaps and expanding learning horizons within our schools.

The Concentration in Literacy Leadership for Diverse Schools: K-12 Reading Specialist concentration includes a 21-credit sequence of courses in literacy/reading instruction and leadership, 3 credits in research methodology, and 9 credits in courses related to diverse learners (English as a second language [ESL], special education, or an individualized program). Completion of all requirements earns students a master's degree in curriculum and instruction plus eligibility for K-12 Reading Specialist License. (Additional licensure requirements include 3 years of teaching under contract and a passing score on state licensure exam). Some coursework in ESL and/or special education may be applied toward add-on licenses in those areas.

Curriculum and Instruction, MEd - Concentration in Literacy Leadership for Diverse Schools: K-12 Reading Specialist

Literacy Courses (24 credits)

Electives (9 credits)

*Choose 3 of the following:

Note: *Check course descriptions for prerequisites. Substitutions must be approved by your advisor.