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.

An International Baccalaureate certificate gives you a rich and in depth learning experience, ongoing professional development and the flexibility to follow a learning model that best fits your career path.

This 15-credit certificate provides advanced professional development for teachers on the philosophy, elements, and assessments of the Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP), and Diploma Programme (DP). The coursework focuses on the theory, pedagogy, and research under-girding the International Baccalaureate programs.

This graduate certificate may be pursued on a part-time or full-time basis.

Note: Students must earn grades of B or higher in all coursework. Upon completion of this graduate certificate, teachers may apply to the International Baccalaureate (IB) organization for the IB certificate in teaching and learning. Students who also complete the M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse and Exception Learners or the concentration in Advanced Studies in Teaching and Learning may apply to the IB for the IB advanced certificate in teaching and learning research.

Total: 15 credits