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.

Studying abroad may be one of the most beneficial experiences for a college student. You will have the chance to see a side of your major that you may not have been exposed to at home.

Secondary Education in Cambridge

Through the “Secondary Education in Cambridge” experience you can immerse yourself in secondary teaching and learning in an international setting. Students spend the last 2 weeks in September in a secondary school in Cambridge, partnering with a host teacher, observing and learning about instructional skills and secondary education traditions in the United Kingdom.

The program is open to students in the M.Ed in Secondary Education program and counts as one of your three graduate electives. The price for this program (approximately $3500 in 2017, which can be covered by financial aid) includes your 3-credit elective, housing, shuttles, excursions, and some meals. SEED faculty will work with any interested students—regardless of your place in the SEED program sequence—to participate in this program, making accommodations for any other courses in which you are enrolled, including internship. Apply by mid April each year, and contact Dr. Kristien Zenkov (the Cambridge program faculty host) at or 703-993-5413 or Laura Scobey in Mason’s Center for Global Studies at or 703-993-2106.