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.

Good instructional design is the key to great instruction. This program introduces a new, common-sense model of instructional design (ID) to take K-12 teachers through the ID process step-by-step, with a special emphasis on preparing, motivating, and encouraging new and ongoing use of ID principles.

Digital Learning and Teacher Leadership Graduate Certificate

This advanced 15-credit hour certificate is offered to practicing teachers who wish to extend their knowledge and skill working with colleagues to design digital learning experiences for PreK-12 learners. Candidates will develop proficiency in adopting leadership dispositions, skills associated with coaching and advocacy, and leading design team to develop solutions to school-based instructional problems.