School of Education - George Mason University

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Have a question about one of our programs? We have a dedicated team of prospective and current student advisors to guide you through every step of your academic program, from application to graduation. To schedule an advising appointment, you will first need to select which advisor is best suited to answer your questions. Learn More

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Faculty

  • Dodman, Stephanie Academic Program Co-Coordinator Email
    Phone: (703) 993-3841
    Fax: (703) 993-9380

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  • Fox, Rebecca Email
    Phone: (703) 993-4123
    Fax: (703) 993-9380

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  • Holincheck, Nancy Academic Program Co-Coordinator/International Baccalaureate Email
    Phone: (703) 993-8136
    Fax: (703) 993-9380

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Affiliated Faculty

  • Baker, Courtney Mathematics Email
    Phone: (703) 993-5081
    Fax: (703) 993-2013

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  • Baker, Pamela Special Education Email
    Phone: (703) 993-1787
    Fax: (703) 993-3681

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  • Banville, Dominique Physical Education Email
    Phone: (703) 993-3579
    Fax: (703) 993-2025

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  • Hathaway, Dawn Designing Digital Learning in Schools Email
    Phone: (703) 993-2019
    Fax: (703) 993-2722

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  • Hathaway, Jennifer Literacy Email
    Phone: (703) 993-5789
    Fax: (703) 993-5300

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  • Helmsing, Mark History Email
    Phone: (703) 993-2384
    Fax: (703) 993-2013

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  • Kidd, Julie Early Childhood Education Email
    Phone: (703) 993-8325
    Fax: (703) 993-4370

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  • Peters Burton, Erin Science Education Email
    Phone: (703) 993-9695
    Fax: (703) 993-2013

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  • Samaras, Anastasia Email
    Phone: (703) 993-8154
    Fax: (703) 993-2013

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  • Shahrokhi, Farnoosh Teacher Leadership Email
    Phone: (703) 993-2009
    Fax: (703) 993-3643

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  • Sprague, Debra Email
    Phone: (703) 993-2069
    Fax: (703) 993-2013

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  • Wills, Theresa Email
    Phone: (703) 993-6215
    Fax: (703) 993-3643

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Staff

  • Minionis, Felicita Email
    Phone: (703) 993-2794
    Fax: (703) 993-9380

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Grading Policies

Students in a graduate program must maintain a 3.0 GPA (B average). George Mason allows 6 credits of C grades for graduation with a master's degree. However, students in the literacy or gifted concentration who receive a grade of C will not be recommended for state licensure.

Transfer of Credit

No transfer credit is allowed for the core courses or for the literacy/reading concentration or the literacy/reading graduate certificate. The majority of credits applied to a master's degree or graduate certificate must be earned at George Mason after admission to the program. For a master's degree, a minimum of 18 credits must be taken in degree status after admission to the program. For the MEd, up to 6 credits may be transferred from other institutions with advisor approval. For graduate certificates, a maximum of 3 credits may be transferred from Mason Extended Studies or another accredited institution after admission to the program. All transfer credits must have advisor approval. Credits cannot be more than six years old, must be graduate level, and must be graded (grade of B or better, no pass/fail, audit, or school district professional development courses, etc.).

Tuition

Tuition rates are available at https://studentaccounts.gmu.edu/tuition-fees/.

Financial Aid

Information on loans, assistantships, fellowships, and other types of financial aid is available in the Office of Student Financial Aid, which can be reached via telephone at 703-993-2353 or on the web at http://apollo.gmu.edu/finaid.

Reading Specialist License

Information about procedures for applying for a Reading Specialist license can be found at http://cehd.gmu.edu/teacher/instructions.

Frequently Asked Questions: FAQs

  1. Do I need to be currently employed in education to enroll in this program?
    No. You must have one year of teaching or education-related experience to begin any of the ASTL options.
  2. If someone is not a licensed teacher, but has an interest in education-related fields, such as, museum education, policy, child care, or working with adults centers, can that person apply to ASTL?
    Yes, as long as the individual can document three years of education-related experience.
  3. Will the last 60 credits of course work be a strong consideration for entrance into the program?
    We will consider the entire array of credentials in the admissions process.
  4. Will credits transfer in from another program or from extended studies? You and your advisor will determine how many courses will transfer.
    GSE accepts up to 6 credits of transfer coursework for the MEd and 3 credits for certificates (with advisor approval).Courses from another institution must:
    • be no older than 6 years,
    • be graduate level,
    • be graded B or better, and
    • not have been used for another degree.