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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Recognized as the gold standard in teacher certification, the National Board believes higher standards for teachers means better learning for students.

Mason's College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) has maintained a long-standing partnership with the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS). This partnership rests on the belief that NBPTS' programs represent the highest quality professional development experiences for classroom teachers on a national level. A mission of the Division of Advanced Professional Teacher Development and International Education (APTDIE) in the CEHD is also to provide professional development to ensure that the nation's classrooms are taught by accomplished teachers.

Educators may select from among the following programs:

  • NBCT Components
  • Achievement through NB Status
  • Service as a National Board Assessor
  • Renewal of Achievement

At Mason, National Board educators can use their work within these NB programs to get graduate credit; no classwork is needed. Please use the links at the right for more information on each of these Mason credit opportunities.


Reprinted with permission from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, All rights reserved.