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.

Partner/Professional Development Schools

The Secondary Education Program partners with schools who value the unparalleled leadership, experience, and commitment you’ll gain in the classroom. Our partners provide benefits that help students to impact education throughout their careers.

The Mason Secondary Partner School/PDS Network is comprised of high schools and middle schools in Fairfax County, Prince William County, Loudoun County, and Alexandria City Public Schools. Currently these include the following schools:

Together we focus on our shared responsibility for teacher preparation, faculty development, enhanced grades 6-12 student learning and inquiry driven professional development. Each partner school is served by a University Facilitator (a SEED faculty member) and a Site Facilitator (a school’s teacher or administrator). These partner school structures ensure your timely placement for clinical work with a quality mentor and help you develop relationships that will enhance your professional growth and your future job prospects.