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.

As globalization barrels forward, learning a foreign language becomes ever more important and beneficial for students.

The 27-credit Foreign Language Licensure graduate certificate assists students in developing a reflective stance toward practice and to enhance ability to address critical issues in language and learning. It is designed to provide an interdisciplinary, theory based course of study for initial licensure candidates and provisionally licensed foreign language teachers. The certificate also advances fundamental understanding about language, technology, pedagogy, and culture, as well as issues related to diversity in schools and in society at large. Students may select Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Latin, or Spanish.

This certificate program qualifies for Title IV Federal Financial Aid. For more information about program graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our disclosure information page at

Note: Students must earn grades of B or higher in all coursework.

Total: 27 credits

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