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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.

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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.

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Mason Joins the Ranks of R1 Research Universities

October 17, 2017

George Mason is one of the highest-ranked research institutions in the country, according to the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Mason, the largest public research university in Virginia, has joined a group of 115 universities that perform research at the highest level. Below the “R1” rankings are universities that perform “higher research activity,” or “R2,” and then universities that perform “moderate research activity,” or “R3.” Read more...
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Backpack Donation Drive Supports Local Elementary School Students

October 4, 2017

As summer winds down and students head back to the classroom, the College of Education and Human Development donates dozens of backpacks every year to a local school. “Backpacks are something ubiquitous for kids in schools—and lots of kids can’t afford them,” says CEHD Dean Mark Ginsberg. Minnieville Elementary School was this year’s recipient of the annual donation drive. Read more...
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CEHD Named One of the Top 100 Education Colleges in the World

October 3, 2017

In its Global Ranking of Academic Subjects for 2017, the prestigious international ranking organization, ShanghaiRanking Consultancy, has placed Mason’s College of Education and Human Development in the top 100 Education schools in the world. Read more...
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Thirteen New CEHD Faculty Members Bring Experience From Public Schools to the Federal Government

September 19, 2017

This fall, more than a dozen distinguished professors are joining the ranks of the College of Education and Human Development’s (CEHD) faculty. From long-time professors and experienced public school instructors to faculty who have held important jobs at the federal and state government levels, the new crop of faculty members brings a wealth of talent, knowledge, and experience to the college.

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Minor League Internship Leads Mason Student to Cross Paths with Former Heisman Trophy Winner

September 8, 2017

Woosug Lee’s summer internship in the ticket office of the St. Lucie Mets minor league baseball team was going smoothly, but the George Mason University sport management major quickly saw that something was different after he arrived at the team’s baseball complex one late June morning. ...excerpted from Mason News Read more...
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Looking Back, Looking Forward: A Conversation about the Changing Landscape of Education Policy

September 6, 2017

The field of education policy is constantly changing. But there is a way to make sense of an area in perpetual flux. College of Education and Human Development Dean Mark R. Ginsberg will moderate “Looking Back, Looking Forward: A Conversation about the Changing Landscape of Education Policy,” presented by CEHD. A panel of distinguished Mason faculty will discuss the current landscape of issues, their implication for education practice in schools, and the learning and development of students in Virginia and throughout the nation. Read more...
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Kinesiology Professor Named to Board of NSCA

August 24, 2017

Margaret Jones has held many jobs—coach, director of strength and conditioning, associate professor of kinesiology at George Mason University. But though her job titles have changed over the years, she’s always felt at home as a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Read more...
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In this Class it's the Students Who Give the Exams

August 8, 2017

With a drop of sweat clinging to the tip of his nose and his shirt drenched from his effort, Mark Ginsberg slowed the pace of the treadmill from a brisk run to a slow walk. “That was good,” the dean of George Mason University’s College of Education and Human Development said of the 1.5-mile run. And it was just the start, as during the next hour Ginsberg was put through several strength and flexibility tests, the results of which senior kinesiology major Matt Hetzer used to develop a fitness program specifically for Ginsberg. excerpted from Mason News Read more...
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This Unique George Mason Program Is for Those Who Understand the ‘Universal Language’ of Sports

July 13, 2017

Vanessa Luppino hustled down the floor in George Mason University’s Field House, not quite at a run, although not at a leisurely pace, either. In truth, she moved a bit like a power-walker in a mall, except one who was also dribbling a basketball. The activity — to try to score without breaking into a run — made for a goofy, fun moment that ended with a layup, which Luppino celebrated by throwing her hands in the air. ...excepted from the Washington Post Read more...
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Therapeutic Recreation Alums Making a Positive Impact with Innovative Dementia Programs in the Fairfax Community

May 31, 2017

Vivian Coda and Rachael Wray are both graduates of the Therapeutic Recreation program at George Mason. Vivian and Rachael, both Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists (CTRSs), work at Insight Memory Care Center, an adult day facility for individuals diagnosed with dementia. Read more...