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.

By offering the Blended and Online Learning in Schools (BOLS) program fully online, participants experience online learning first hand as a learner.

Affiliated with the Division of Learning Technologies, the Blended and Online Learning in Schools master's degree concentration meets the needs of K-12 educators interested in blending online and face-to-face instruction as well as teaching in fully-online learning environments. In addition, the Master's degree extends the graduate certificate option to include a focus on designing and developing online and blended learning environments. The Master's degree program is offered fully online and requires completion of 30 credit hours. The Master's degree option exceeds the standards established by the International Association for K-12 Online Learning’s (iNACOL)National Standards for Quality Online Teaching.

By offering the Blended and Online Learning in Schools degree fully online, participants experience online learning first hand as a learner. The program also models a variety of online practices and instructional designs that promote excellence. For instance, online learners can feel isolated and anonymous in an online learning environment. As a result, students in the program receive a high level of communication and feedback from instructors and most of the courses facilitate student-to-student communication and collaboration. Most of the program instructors also create or curate course content. Doing so ensures that content used in these courses remains current while also reducing the number of textbooks students are required to purchase.

Students can be admitted into the program Fall or Spring semesters. Students should meet all general College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) admissions requirements. This is an advanced program and graduates do not earn a K-12 state teaching licensure.

Master's Degree Course Requirements

Fully Online

Master's Degree Program Schedule of Courses

Courses are offered once per academic year. As a result, it is highly recommended that students following one of the following course schedules to ensure that they earn their Master’s degree within two years. However, students may choose not to follow the recommended schedule and take longer to finish the program.

Schedule of Courses for Students Admitted to the Fall Semester

Year 1

Fall Semester
(6 credits)

EDIT 760 (first 5 weeks)
EDIT 761 (last 10 weeks)
EDIT 764

Spring Semester
(6 credits)

EDIT 762 (first 5 weeks)
EDIT 763 (last 10 weeks)
EDIT 767

Summer Semester
(7 credits)

EDIT 768 (first 5 weeks)
EDIT 791
 

Year 2

Fall Semester
(5 credits)

EDIT 766 (first 10 weeks)
EDIT 765 (last 5 weeks)
EDIT 769

Spring Semester
(6 credits)

EDIT 792

Schedule of Courses for Students Admitted to the Spring Semester

Year 1

Spring Semester
(6 credits)

EDIT 763 (first 10 weeks)
EDIT 762 (last 5 weeks)
EDIT 767

Summer Semester
(7 credits)

EDIT 768 (first 5 weeks)
EDIT 791

Fall Semester
(6 credits)

EDIT 760 (first 5 weeks)
EDIT 761 (last 10 weeks)
EDIT 766 (first 10 weeks)
EDIT 769
 

Year 2

Spring Semester
(6 credits)

EDIT 792

Summer Semester

Fall Semester
(5 credits)

EDIT 765 (last 5 weeks)
EDIT 764