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.

College of Education and Human Development

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Ricardo Sanchez, Counseling and Development

November 26, 2018

For Mason PhD student Ricardo Sanchez, international aid is part of the job. Since he joined Counselors Without Borders in 2013, Sanchez has been selected to travel to his native Peru, South Dakota, and Puerto Rico as a graduate counselor to assist with post-disaster emergency situations. Read more...
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Local High School Students Come Together for Courageous Conversations

December 5, 2018

In mid-November, nearly 50 students took part in Courageous Conversations, a daylong arts workshop meant to help high school students discuss how they can bridge divides in their community. Topics included how to foster inclusiveness and keep communities safe. Read more...
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Research that helps Teachers get with the (Computer) Program

October 26, 2018

Don’t worry Virginia teachers, Amy Hutchison feels your pain and is here to help. The associate professor at George Mason University and director of Mason’s Division of Elementary, Literacy and Secondary Education understands that teaching the new mandatory Standards of Learning for computer science in Virginia’s public schools can seem daunting to those who do not have a computer science background. Read more...
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Award Spotlights Mason Research, Outreach

October 12, 2018

Given a chance to use role-playing to solve real-world problems, middle schoolers who might be overlooked for advanced academic programs can perform just as well as their high-achieving peers, research by George Mason University assistant professor Anne Horak has shown. For the third consecutive year, the curriculum written for that research has won an award. Read more...
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Fostering Student Computational Thinking with Self-Regulated Learning

October 2, 2018

Fostering Student Computational Thinking with Self-Regulated Learning is a new $3.5M (over 5 years) NSF-funded STEM+C grant that will advance research and development of new transdisciplinary approaches to computational STEM teaching and learning. Read more...
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WEGO-RIITE: Writing Efficiently with Graphic Organizers - Responsive Instruction while Implementing Technology Effectively

October 1, 2018

Anna Evmenova, Kelley Regan, and Amy Hutchison won a $2.5M award (over 5 years) for “WEGO-RIITE: Writing Efficiently with Graphic Organizers - Responsive Instruction while Implementing Technology Effectively” funded by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), U.S. Department of Education. Read more...
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WEGO-RIITE: Writing Efficiently with Graphic Organizers - Responsive Instruction while Implementing Technology Effectively

October 1, 2018

Anna Evmenova, Kelley Regan, and Amy Hutchison won a $2.5M award (over 5 years) for “WEGO-RIITE: Writing Efficiently with Graphic Organizers - Responsive Instruction while Implementing Technology Effectively” funded by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), U.S. Department of Education. Read more...
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U.S. News: Mason ranks highly for diversity, innovative learning

September 11, 2018

George Mason University was ranked as one of the nation’s top institutions for diversity, innovative learning and a campus atmosphere that allows its students to thrive, in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 rankings, released Monday. For a second consecutive year, Mason is the top-ranked institution in Virginia for campus diversity and tied for 25th nationally. Mason also tied for 28th nationally for educational innovation and was one of only 96 national institutions listed as an “A+ School for B Students,” a category that identifies universities that create an atmosphere in which spirit and hard work fosters student success. Read more...
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Preparing K-5 Teachers to Integrate the Computer Science Standards of Learning in Inclusive Classrooms to Support Students with High Incidence Disabilities

August 28, 2018

A new NSF award was granted to Amy Hutchison and colleagues for a project that brings together faculty from George Mason University and Old Dominion University, the non-profit group CodeVA and Norfolk City Public Schools (NCPS) to broaden participation in Computer Science in Virginia. Read more...
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Professor Takes Teacher Research from Tennessee to Mason

August 28, 2018

For the past four years, Seth Hunter has been researching teacher evaluations and teacher observations in Tennessee. Before coming to Mason just a few months ago, Hunter worked in partnership with the Tennessee Department of Education while he was a doctoral candidate at Vanderbilt University. It was his extensive work with Tennessee education standards that brought him back to the state in July, when Hunter was invited to a Tennessee Education Research Alliance (TERA) summit to discuss his research findings. Read more...