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.
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.
At George Mason University, our aim is not to be the best
university in the world, but the best university for the world.
We accept our responsibility to serve others, to help our students
succeed, to enrich the life of our community, and to contribute
to solving some of the most complex problems of our time.
The College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) inspires undergraduate and graduate students to promote learning and development across the life span. Innovative, inclusive, and cutting-edge, the college and its two schools prepare professionals who improve lives and make a difference for our community and for the world.
One of the goals of the College of Education and Human
Development (CEHD) is to provide all students with personalized, high-quality experiential
learning opportunities, both regionally and globally with multiple pathways and delivery formats that will enable all graduates to pursue meaningful lives and successful careers.
The college’s innovative research and pace of performance has resulted in a research portfolio that has grown dramatically compared to peer institutions, with annual expenditures exceeding $16 million annually. This research of consequence, undertaken by faculty in both schools, advances knowledge in the learning and developmental sciences, benefiting the greater community in Virginia and beyond.