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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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CEHD Professor Consults on App for Children With ‘Parents at the Center’

January 17, 2018

If you’re an enormous social media company looking to adapt some of your technology for younger children, you want to make sure you’re creating a fun user experience—but also a safe one. That’s what Facebook was recently looking to do. While preparing to put together what eventually became Messenger Kids, which launched in late 2017, the company consulted with experts on children and media. One of those experts was Kevin Clark, CEHD professor and director of the Center for Digital Media Innovation and Diversity. Read more...
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Counseling Students Work Together to Build a Library

January 10, 2018

Until recently, there was no library at Montrose Alternative Learning Center, a school for students in grades K-10 with behavioral challenges, academic difficulties, or who would fit best in a less traditional learning environment. And it had been that way for quite a while. Read more...
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CEHD Alumnus Appointed Virginia’s Next Education Secretary

January 5, 2018

A middle school teacher in Prince William County was appointed Virginia’s next education secretary by Gov.-elect Ralph Northam (D). The announcement that Atif Qarni — a civics, economics, U.S. history and math teacher at Beville Middle School in Woodbridge — would join Northam’s Cabinet was made at the school Thursday by the governor-elect. Read more...
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Mason Professor Receives Award for ‘Vision’ Research

December 19, 2017

When Seth Parsons arrived at Mason in 2008, he was curious about something. Teaching can obviously be a tough job. So what makes a teacher stick it out? “There has to be something that sustains excellent teachers who remain in the field,” says Parsons, an associate professor at CEHD. Read more...
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Mason Junior Won't Let Disability Cloud Her Vision

November 28, 2017

Veronica Lewis dressed as a bat for Halloween this year, which was more about her sense of humor than any fashion statement. Lewis, a junior information technology major at George Mason University, has low vision. Specifically, she has blurry double vision, limited peripheral vision and no depth perception, none of which can be corrected by glasses. Read more...
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Mason Hosts Provocative Symposium on Research in Comparative and International Education

November 27, 2017

How can research practices be more socially and culturally inclusive? Are the values of our participants being recognized and honored? Does our research perpetuate systems of inequality or oppression? These were just a few of the challenging questions that over 200 researchers, professors, leaders, and graduate students wrestled with at the second annual Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) symposium hosted by George Mason University at the Arlington Campus last month Read more...
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Anne Holton Adds to Her Family's Mason Legacy

November 27, 2017

The first time Anne Holton was on George Mason University’s Fairfax Campus after being hired as a visiting professor, the former Virginia Secretary of Education made sure to walk to the plaza dedicated to her father. A. Linwood Holton Jr. was Virginia’s governor in 1972, and signed the bill that separated then-George Mason College from the University of Virginia. “I’m a fan of George Mason for so many reasons,” Anne Holton said, “but especially because of the connection with my dad.” Read more...
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CEHD Welcomes Newest Kappa Delta Pi Members

November 16, 2017

Twelve College of Education and Human Development students were initiated into the George Mason University's Nu Alpha Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi education honor society on Monday, November 13 at a ceremony in Thompson Hall.  The new members were nominated by faculty as exemplars of scholarship, leadership, and service the core values of Kappa Delta Pi. Read more...
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More Than 7,230 Miles Apart, Mason and Pakistani Professor Come Together

November 13, 2017

The conference, Innovation and Internationalization in Pakistani Higher Education, marked the culmination of a partnership between Mason and the University of Management and Technology (UMT) in Lahore. As Fox began her concluding remarks, it became clear that even as the formal project was winding down, the work was just beginning. Read more...
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Mason’s ASL Program Moves Forward with ‘Native Speaker’

November 2, 2017

The hiring of Kevin Taylor as program coordinator of George Mason University’s American Sign Language Program is a milestone of sorts. Previously, the program ran primarily with adjunct professors, said Pam Baker, director of the Division of Special Education and disAbility Research in the College of Education and Human Development. Read more...