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.

The International Elementary Education (PK-6) licensure program offers course work leading to elementary teacher licensure (Virginia) with an option for an International Baccalaureate (IB) certificate.

This 27-credit graduate certificate offers course work leading to teacher licensure (Virginia) in Elementary Education PK-6. The program also prepares educators for international teaching assignments. Additionally, this program prepares students who wish to teach in International Baccalaureate (IB) schools worldwide by integrating IB curriculum into the licensure coursework. Students completing the licensure requirements may take EDUC 621 - Teaching and Learning in the International Baccalaureate Program as an additional course to become eligible for the International Baccalaureate Certificate in Teaching and Learning through the IB. The course work may be completed in the part-time evening program or during the summer intensive program. Pre-requisites for admission include Praxis Core or equivalent and students must be within 9 credits of completion of elementary education endorsements. The graduate certificate in international elementary education (PK-6) licensure may be pursued on a full-time or part-time basis.

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

Total: 27 credits