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.

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The Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse and Exceptional Learners (TCLDEL) program prepares educators for careers in diverse classrooms around the world. Students enrolled in the Mason Korea program will receive a Master’s in Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in TCLDEL. Teachers can select a specialization in International English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Education, or Advanced International Baccalaureate (IB) Studies.

Applications for this program are now being accepted. The program will start SUMMER 2018, but you must complete a “Fall 2018 Graduate Studies” application. Please look for the Mason Songdo option under Campus in the Fall 2018 application. Your application will be reviewed immediately and you will start summer 2018. Click on Apply Now to get started.

Flexible, Hybrid Schedule Designed Around Your School Year Program Highlights

  • Participate in intensive face-to-face coursework during summer and winter breaks on Mason Korea’s Songdo campus.
  • Complete online asynchronous courses during the fall & spring—Connect with fellow teachers enrolled at Mason Korea, in Virginia, and around the world!
  • Flexible schedule allows teachers to remain in their classrooms while completing their graduate degree program.
  • Teachers can engage in “hands-on” learning as they try new strategies, adopt new practices, and critically reflect on their teaching experiences while studying online with expert faculty.

Study What You Love

The TCLDEL program combines coursework across multiple disciplines and provides a path for new and experienced teachers to specialize in their area of interest. Mason Korea TCLDEL students complete a core sequence of coursework together, then specialize in one of 2 areas: International ESOL Education (PK-12) or Advanced International Baccalaureate Studies.

International ESOL Education (PK-12)

Be prepared to be a teacher of English or to enhance your instruction with English Language Learners! In addition to a Master’s in Education, students will receive an International ESOL Education (PreK-12) Graduate Certificate with the option to earn an ESOL PK-12 Virginia State Teaching License.


M.Ed, Curriculum & Instruction, Teaching Culturally, Linguistically Diverse & Exceptional Learners-Specialization in International ESOL Education (36 credit hours)

Advanced International Baccalaureate Studies (K-12)

Be prepared to be an inquiry-oriented teacher qualified to teach in an International Baccalaureate curriculum or school! George Mason University is an authorized IB provider of graduate programs. This program prepares teachers to earn the IB certificate in teaching and learning.


M.Ed, Curriculum & Instruction, Teaching Culturally, Linguistically Diverse & Exceptional Learners-Specialization in Advanced International Baccalaureate Studies (30 credit hours)

Intensive Summer Sessions & Online Coursework

With this innovative, flexible design, Mason Korea TCLDEL students can study face-to-face in the summer and complete their degrees online from anywhere in the world!

  • Students take courses face-to-face from mid-July to mid-August in 2-3 summer sessions (one course each session) on Mason Korea’s Songdo campus. Each face-to-face course runs Monday – Friday, 8:30AM to 3:20PM for eight (8) days.
  • Students take online coursework in the fall & spring semesters.
  • Students have an opportunity to apply coursework in K-12 settings during the fall and spring.

Mason Korea Schedule 2018-2019

International Baccalaureate
Summer 2018 (Songdo campus)
Session I: July 18 – July 27
Session II: July 30 – Aug 10
EDUC 511
EDUC 537
Fall 2018 (Online)
Aug 27 – Dec 19
EDCI 510
EDCI 516
EDUC 621
EDUC 622
Spring 2019 (Online) EDCI 519 (Jan 3 – Mar 13)
EDCI 520 (Jan 3 – Mar 13)
EDRD 610 (Mar 20 – Jun 11)
Online start for EDCI 777: March 20th
EDUC 623 (Jan 3 – Mar 13)
EDUC 624 (Jan 3 – Mar 13)
EDUC 627 (Mar 20 – Jun 11)
Online start for EDCI 777: March 20th
Summer 2019 (Songdo campus)
Session I: July 8 – July 17
Session II: July 18 – July 29
Session III: July 30 – Aug 8
EDRD 515 (Instructor: TBD)
EDCI 776 (Instructor: TBD)
EDCI 777 (Instructor: TBD) – Begins online March 20th
Fall 2019 (Online)
Aug 26 – Dec 18
EDCI 790 for those seeking licensure N/A

For more information about Mason Korea TCLDEL, please email:

In Cooperation with IB