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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.

College of Education and Human Development

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CEHD Partners with the Council of International Schools

April 17, 2017

The College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) at George Mason University is delighted to announce a new partnership with the Council of International Schools (CIS). Mason is a Carnegie "highest research activity" (R1) institution that has been delivering quality master’s degree course work and licensure programs to international educators for 25 years. CIS, a global non-profit membership organization, provides services to primary and secondary schools, higher education institutions, and individuals committed to high quality, international education. Read more...

Where are all the black teachers?

March 30, 2017

Mason's Diana D'Amico, Robert Pawlewicz, Penelope Earley and doctoral candidate Adam McGeehan examined the racial composition of one public school district's teacher labor market and discovered that black applicants were significantly less likely than their white counterparts to receive job offers. They also found evidence of workforce segregation. More broadly, the authors call for researchers, policy makers and school leaders to examine hiring practices which may be symptomatic of broader institutional biases. ...excerpted from Harvard Educational Review Read more...

Education Leadership Online Orientation Program Earns Recognition from Online Learning Consortium

March 28, 2017

An orientation program for an online master’s degree in Education Leadership was recently recognized with an Effective Practice Award from the Online Learning Consortium (OLC). Crafted by Anne-Marie Balzano, associate professor with the College of Education and Human Development, and Ying-Ying Kuo, instructional designer for the Office of Digital Learning, the orientation is designed to introduce new students to online learning and address concerns about technology and working virtually with their professors and peers. ...excerpted from Mason News. Read more...

Sarah Nagro Receives 2017 AACTE Outstanding Dissertation Award

March 8, 2017

The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) honored Dr.Sarah Nagro, assistant professor of special education in the College of Education and Human Development at George Mason University, with the 2017 AACTE Outstanding Dissertation Award for her study, The Effects of Guided Video Analysis on Teacher Candidates' Reflective Ability and Instructional Skills. The award was presented at the 69th AACTE Annual Meeting on March 4, in Tampa, Florida. Read more...

Videos Explore PDS Approach to Mentoring, Feedback

January 26, 2017

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.


CEHD Hosts Pakistani Faculty as Part of State Department Grant

September 27, 2016

Twenty faculty from the University of Management and Technology (UMT) in Lahore, Pakistan, are visiting George Mason University. The purpose of the visit, scheduled from September 17 to October 2, is to participate in professional development seminars and to meet with Mason faculty in their respective disciplines. This faculty exchange is part of a two-year grant from the U.S. Department of State. Read more...

You're Invited! The Color of My Writing: Reflections on Race, Sport, and American Culture

August 22, 2016

CEHD and George Mason University Alumni can enjoy several "signature" University-wide events every year to welcome our Alumni back to campus. This fall, you're invited to The Color of My Writing: Reflections on Race, Sport, and American Culture presentation by Dr. David Wiggins. Read more...

In Memoriam: Mark Spikell, Prominent Mathematics Education Scholar and Mason Professor

August 22, 2016

The George Mason University community is saddened to note the death of Mark Aaron Spikell, who served as a visionary faculty member in the Graduate School of Education for 25 years prior to his retirement in 2004, when he was awarded the title of Professor Emeritus of Education. Spikell passed away on August 12, 2016, at the age of 75 in his apartment at Sunrise Assisted Living in Fairfax, Virginia. Read more...

CEHD Alumnus Michael Suppa Receives Alexandria’s 40 Under 40 Award

July 13, 2016

The Alexandria Chamber of Commerce announced that Michael Suppa, a CEHD Transformative Teaching graduate, will receive a 2016 40 Under 40 award. He was one of 40 recipients chosen from over 200 nominations. Read more...

Retiring CEHD Faculty Recognized with Emeritus Status

June 7, 2016

This year Mason's College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) says farewell to five retiring faculty members, many of whom have been at this university for decades. Dr. David Anderson, Dr. Michael Behrmann, Dr. Susan Burns, Dr. Gary Galluzzo and Dr. Steve White, were all granted emeritus status based on their dedication and contribution to the strengthening and advancement of CEHD educational programs. Read more...