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.

Funding Teacher Research Projects

Finding Resources to Support Teacher-Research Finding the time to meet and talk about findings and determine their implications can be difficult. It is often helpful to find staff development funds to provide for substitutes so teachers can meet as a team. Reproducing reports and going to conferences to report findings can also be expensive.

Fortunately there are a number of organizations that recognize and support teacher-research initiatives. For example, Teachers Network accepts applications for teachers to become MetLife Fellows in the Teachers Network Leadership Institute (TNLI). For more information access their web page at http://www.teachersnetwork.org/.

Other associations that support teacher research initiatives are:

Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching: http://www.carnegiefoundation.org/CASTL/k-12/index.htm

Reading Teachers Network: http://www.readingteachersnetwork.org/funding-opportunities/

The NEA Foundation for the Improvement of Education: http://www.nfie.org/grants.htm

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Surfing for Funds: http://www.techlearning.com

See also:

MacLean, Marion S. & Mohr, Marian M. (1999). "Teacher-Researchers at Work." Berkely, CA: National Writing Project, p. 262-266.

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