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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.

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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.

College of Education and Human Development

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Student Project 'Goes Beyond the Class and Research Itself'

October 19, 2017

Christina Cherry, a senior human development and family science major, and Jasmine Felder, a master's student concentrating in counseling and development, say their research helps give a voice to families facing displacement through gentrification. Read more...
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Mason Joins the Ranks of R1 Research Universities

October 17, 2017

George Mason is one of the highest-ranked research institutions in the country, according to the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Mason, the largest public research university in Virginia, has joined a group of 115 universities that perform research at the highest level. Below the “R1” rankings are universities that perform “higher research activity,” or “R2,” and then universities that perform “moderate research activity,” or “R3.” Read more...
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Counseling Student Is Graduate Student of the Year

October 12, 2017

Mirella Saldaña Moreno found out that she was the Virginia School Counselor Association (VSCA) Outstanding Graduate Student of the Year while sitting in the parking lot at George Mason, checking e-mails before heading into work. Read more...
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Teacher Mentors: Go Slow to Go Fast

October 5, 2017

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...
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Backpack Donation Drive Supports Local Elementary School Students

October 4, 2017

As summer winds down and students head back to the classroom, the College of Education and Human Development donates dozens of backpacks every year to a local school. “Backpacks are something ubiquitous for kids in schools—and lots of kids can’t afford them,” says CEHD Dean Mark Ginsberg. Minnieville Elementary School was this year’s recipient of the annual donation drive. Read more...
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CEHD Named One of the Top 100 Education Colleges in the World

October 3, 2017

In its Global Ranking of Academic Subjects for 2017, the prestigious international ranking organization, ShanghaiRanking Consultancy, has placed Mason’s College of Education and Human Development in the top 100 Education schools in the world. Read more...
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Mason Professor Wins Prestigious Evaluation Award

September 25, 2017

In his 20-year teaching career, College of Education and Human Development Professor Rodney Hopson has received several awards for his work in the field of evaluation. But no award has yet compared to the American Evaluation Association’s (AEA) prestigious Paul F. Lazarsfeld Evaluation Theory Award. Recently, Hopson was named the winner of the 2017 award. Read more...
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Thirteen New CEHD Faculty Members Bring Experience From Public Schools to the Federal Government

September 19, 2017

This fall, more than a dozen distinguished professors are joining the ranks of the College of Education and Human Development’s (CEHD) faculty. From long-time professors and experienced public school instructors to faculty who have held important jobs at the federal and state government levels, the new crop of faculty members brings a wealth of talent, knowledge, and experience to the college.

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Two Faculty Share Their Experiences at the National Science Foundation

September 19, 2017

After three-year appointments at the National Science Foundation (NSF), two College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) faculty have returned to the college this fall—though they’ll continue to bridge the gap between the federal government and the university in part-time roles. Read more...
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Looking Back, Looking Forward: A Conversation about the Changing Landscape of Education Policy

September 6, 2017

The field of education policy is constantly changing. But there is a way to make sense of an area in perpetual flux. College of Education and Human Development Dean Mark R. Ginsberg will moderate “Looking Back, Looking Forward: A Conversation about the Changing Landscape of Education Policy,” presented by CEHD. A panel of distinguished Mason faculty will discuss the current landscape of issues, their implication for education practice in schools, and the learning and development of students in Virginia and throughout the nation. Read more...