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.

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National Board Certification

National Board Certification

National Board Certification is the most respected professional certification available in education and provides numerous benefits to teachers, students and schools. It was designed to develop, retain and recognize accomplished teachers and to generate ongoing improvement in schools nationwide.

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High-quality teaching is vital for student success. We offer professional development and leadership training critical for growing and supporting great teachers.

The Division of Advanced Professional Teacher Development & International Education has a variety of professional development opportunities offered to local school districts and national and international partners worldwide.

Some recent professional development opportunities include:

  • Differentiation in Elementary & Secondary Classrooms
  • ESL & Special Education: Teaching Diverse Learners
  • Algebraic Connections & Technology in Middle Grades
  • Working with English Language Learners
  • Probability & Statistics for K-8 Teachers

We are eager to co-create meaningful opportunities for teachers to engage in professional development and continued learning. Our professional development programs can be offered online and around the world. If you are interested in sponsoring professional development opportunities for your school or district, please contact us.

Rebecca K. Fox, Ph.D.