School of Education - George Mason University

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The School of Education is proud to partner with school districts to support the professional development of your teachers.

Our subject-specific divisions offer a variety of options from contract courses to onsite cohorts to special pricing. Explore the areas below to learn about bringing Mason's programs to your school. If you can't find what you're looking for, contact the office of admissions and we can direct you to the best division contact.

15-25% Discount for Virginia Schools

Online Courses for Provisionally Licensed Teachers
Mason's School of Education offers online courses specifically designed to meet the needs of provisionally licensed teachers. A full list of courses and which requirements from the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) they fulfill can be found here.
Advanced Studies in Teaching and Learning (ASTL)
The Advanced Studies in Teaching and Learning (ASTL) program offers seventeen different concentrations to help educators deepen their knowledge and perfect their craft. Licensure and endorsement options are available for Gifted Child Education as well as K-12 Reading Specialist. School districts can host cohorts in a variety of subject areas to meet the needs of both teachers and students, including in STEM, Diversity and Exceptionality, Advanced International Baccalaureate (IB), and Teacher Leadership. Visit the ASTL website to learn more or contact our outreach team at aptdie@gmu.edu to get connected with our faculty and staff.
Education Leadership
The Education Leadership master's program is dedicated to improving the quality of PreK-12 education through teaching, research, and service, and is designed to fulfill Virginia requirements for licensure in Administration and Supervision PK-12. Many school districts hosts cohorts for teachers in their schools who are interested in an administration career path. If your school district does not currently host a Mason Education Leadership cohort and you are interested in that option, please contact Farnoosh Shahrokhi. You can learn more about the Education Leadership program here.
Literacy
The mission of Mason’s Literacy program is to empower educators with expansive knowledge of the discipline of literacy and the capacity for building transformative experiences for others. Our degree programs are designed for classroom teachers interested in strengthening their classroom literacy instruction as well as those who would like to become reading specialists or literacy leaders. Our programs help candidates fulfill the Virginia requirements for the K-12 reading specialist endorsement. School districts can host cohorts for teachers in their schools who are interested in becoming reading specialists. If your school district does not currently host a Mason Literacy cohort and you are interested in that option, please contact Jennifer Hathaway. You can learn more about the Literacy degree options here.
Mathematics Education Leadership
The Mathematics Education Leadership (K-8) Master’s program prepares teachers to become Mathematics specialists and leaders in their schools, districts, professional organizations, and beyond. This program includes the required course work for state endorsement as a K-8 Mathematics Specialist in Virginia. Students study mathematics content, curriculum, assessment, and pedagogy in the program as well as topics in school-based leadership. Cohort options are available for school districts to develop a team of educators committed to best-practices in their field. Visit the Mathematics Education Leadership (K-8) website for more information or contact aptdie@gmu.edu to learn more.
Special Education
Studies indicate that cohort programs enrich members’ learning experiences as well as provide social and emotional support. Some school districts partner with Mason to offer Special Education cohort programs. These school districts have different participant eligibility guidelines. Some may have district-specific application processes in addition to Mason’s. If your school district does not currently host a Mason Special Education cohort and you are interested in that option, please contact us. Learn more about the programs that are available here.
Teaching Culturally, Linguistically Diverse and Exceptional Learners (TCLDEL)
In Teaching Culturally, Linguistically Diverse and Exceptional Learners (TCLDEL), our goal is to support in-service educators in enhancing their expertise for teaching PK-12 English learners (ELs) with equity and excellence as an ESOL or content area teacher. If your school district does not currently host a Mason TCLDEL cohort and you are interested in that option, please contact Kathleen Ramos. You can learn more about our degree option here.
Transformative Teaching
Mason's Transformative Teaching program is a unique, fully online, 30-credit master’s degree cohort program for working educators, at all levels and in all content areas, who want to further develop their anti-racist, social justice-oriented teaching and leadership skills. The program offers a seamless experience between your work as an educator and your engagement with the course material and participation in the cohort. School districts may create cohorts for all interested teachers to help their division support equity and social justice practices. Visit the Transformative Teaching website for more information or contact aptdie@gmu.edu to learn more.