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.

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Curriculum and Instruction, MEd - Concentration in Secondary Education English

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English is at the heart of education in the twenty-first century. Interest in the content and practice of the English curriculum is sharpened further by an increasing awareness of the importance of language in relation to learning and the role of communication in an advanced technological society.

Licensure Course Work (23 credits)

Course work meets licensure and master's degree requirements.

Recommended Sequence

Secondary Education Coursework PDF

Completion of MEd Degree (12 credits)

An additional 12 credits are required for completion of the Master of Education (MEd) in Curriculum and Instruction degree and must be completed within six years of admission to the program.

*Choose 6 credits from the following:


  • *Other electives may be considered with advisor approval.
  • EDRD 630 and EDRD 631 course is part of the Reading Specialist certificate program at Mason. You might take this course as an elective for the Secondary Education (SEED) Masters degree and/or if you are interested in eventually pursuing a Reading Specialist certificate. The course could count as a SEED Masters elective AND toward a Reading Specialist certificate. SEED students would be eligible to take this course only AFTER they have completed their internship AND taken EDRD 619. SEED students could take both EDRD 630 and EDRD 631 as electives, in any order.

Total Credits: 35