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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Renewal is a personal and public statement about your commitment to the profession and to your students.

The College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) at George Mason University, partners with the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards to offer graduate credit to teachers who renew their Achievement status when it expires after ten years.

To register at GMU for Renewal of National Board Certification credits, we must have:

  • your completed enrollment form filled out and faxed to: 703-993-9380. We can not accept emailed enrollment forms.
  • a copy of your renewal award letter from National Board emailed to us
  • payment of $500 using TouchNet (link below). For payments made by employers or other third parties, please email us for instructions at

Once all documentation is received and our processes are complete (may take three weeks), you will be formally registered for the graduate credit course. You will receive an email that the credits have been awarded, and directions will be given for how to download and/or print a transcript reflecting the credits. Please do not request a transcript until you have received confirmation of enrollment and your grade from George Mason University.


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