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.

Through cohorts and consortia, faculty and students discover the advantages of working together to achieve goals mutually beneficial to members and the community.

The Division of Special Education & disAbility Research assists in the preparation of qualified personnel in the field of special education by providing programs in non-traditional formats in response to community needs.

The cohorts and consortia are collaborative arrangements with local school divisions, employers, and neighboring universities that facilitate training of individuals in high-need areas. Students complete the same comprehensive and rigorous programs as students on campus with the same benefits and support available to on campus students, but schedules and tuition benefits may differ to provide convenience to students as well as form a better link between academia and community realities.

Cohorts of employees of local school divisions or agencies complete the program together providing support and sharing experience specific to their agencies as they put into practice on a daily basis the skills they are learning in their courses. Consortia students, accepted through a grant application, are able to link to other universities to learn from students and instructors across the state to broaden their understanding of state-wide concerns, procedures and policies.

If you belong to a cohort or consortia, visit your cohort or consortia site for payment, scheduling and registration information.