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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To transform teaching, we are working with partners to strengthen a continuum within teaching that leads from pre-service teacher preparation to accomplished practice, then to a variety of leadership roles within the profession.

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 complete National Board Certification.

There are two possible options for NBCT Achievement graduate credits:

  1. 6 graduate credits ($1000.00) for National Board Achievement (no previous Take One!)
  2. 3 graduate credits ($500.00) for those NBCTs who participated in Take One!

One may receive a maximum of six (6) graduate credits at GMU for NBCT Achievement.

To register at GMU for NB Achievement graduate credits, we must have:

  • your completed enrollment form must be faxed to: 703-993-9380. We can not accept emailed enrollment forms.
  • a copy of your NB Achievement certificate emailed by you to us at
  • payment of $500 or $1,000 using TouchNet (link below). For National Board payments made by schools or other third party please contact our office at to receive information about invoicing and third party billing.

Once all documentation is received, you will be formally registered for the graduate credit course. You will receive an email with news 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.

Questions relating to GMU graduate credit for the NBCT Achievement may be emailed to the following email address:


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