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.

Transformative Teaching - MEd Concentration

This online master's in education program provides teachers with the opportunity to reflect upon their teaching practices, create empowering learning environments, and become informed participants in the policy arena as well as transformative leaders in their schools.

This online master’s degree is for experienced teachers who want to increase their impact in the classroom and beyond.

The Transformative Teaching program is a unique, multi-faceted, online master’s degree program for classroom teachers available only from the Graduate School of Education at George Mason University. The program provides teachers with the opportunity to reflect upon their teaching practices, create empowering learning environments, and become informed participants in the policy arena as well as transformative leaders in their schools.

Through collaboration, leadership, and education research, participants will discover new ways to think, act, and impact issues of teaching, learning, and social justice from the classroom outward.

Online program + two summer weeks

The online format of the Transformative Teaching program allows teachers from across the country to connect in deep collaboration while continuing to teach full-time. The program is offered in a cohort model so you will work with a fixed group of students and faculty throughout the program. In addition to the online courses, the program includes two, week-long, intensive summer courses held on the George Mason University Fairfax campus. The first summer course is taken at the beginning of the program and the second summer course is taken midway through.

The cohort model provides a set sequence of integrated courses as shown below. There are both asynchronous and synchronous online elements in this program.

Required Courses – Year 1

Required Courses – Year 2

Total Credits: 30