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.

Partial financial assistance is available for most qualified applicants who have been accepted into the VI Consortium as well as their participating university, and who have registered for courses at least one month before the start of each semester.

First priority for funding will be continuing students enrolled in the full endorsement program with grades of B or better in all coursework to date. Others will be funded on a first-come, first serve basis. Please contact the VI Consortium program liaison at the university of your choice to inquire about specific VI course tuition rates. Please note that tuition rates are subject to change from semester to semester and will vary by participating VI Consortium University.


Statement of Expectation: The Virginia Department of Education has the expectation that VI Consortium grant recipients will complete the necessary courses and internships for full special education licensure and teach special education in a Virginia public school for a period of at least 2 years.

Each year, the Virginia Chapter of the Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired offers the Barbara McCarthy Scholarship for rising professionals in the field of blindness and visual impairment. Information on the award can be found at