School of Education - George Mason University
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Your academic advisor is:

Kayla Turner
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Fairfax Campus, Thompson Hall Suite 2300
Appointments recommended

Schedule an Appointment

Students may schedule or cancel appointments no less than 24 hours in advance. Advisor calendars are open two weeks in advance. If no appointments show as available with your assigned advisor, please check back in a day or two to see if new times have opened up. You can also e-mail general questions to your advisor.

Each student is responsible for knowing Mason’s rules, regulations, requirements, administrative policies and academic policies. The University Catalog, your program advisors, and the staff in the Student and Academic Affairs Office are key resources to assist you as you work toward completion of your degree requirements. It is highly recommended that you meet with your advisor at least once per semester to review degree progress and plan for future semesters.

You Have the Keys to Success:

  1. Be an Informed Student

    It is your responsibility to know where you are in completing your requirements. Your advisor is a resource to assist you. If you choose not to meet with your advisor you may miss key information and opportunities to make your experience at Mason a more valuable one.
  2. Read your Mason E-mail

    Students are responsible for the content of university communication sent to their Mason e-mail account ( and are required to activate that account and check it regularly. If you wish to forward your e-mails to a personal account please do so as soon as possible once admitted to avoid missing key communications from various university offices.
  3. Know and Use your Resources

    Friends and other CEHD students are great but they are not reliable sources of information for your individual degree requirements/progress. A reliable resource is a paid Mason employee and the subject matter expert on the question at hand (i.e. Licensure, Endorsements, Advising, Career Services, Admissions, Registrar, ITU Support, etc.). When in doubt, ask your advisor!
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The Early Childhood curriculum boasts of many innovative and cutting edge Early Childhood Education courses. See course options below.

ECED Courses

EDUC Courses

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  • Kidd, Julie Academic Program Coordinator Email
    Phone: (703) 993-8325
    Fax: (703) 993-4370

  • Coogle, Christan Email
    Phone: (703) 993-2377
    Fax: (703) 993-4370

  • Ferguson, Daniel Email
    Phone: (703) 993-2381
    Fax: (703) 993-4370

  • Fisher-Maltese, Carley Email
    Phone: 703-993-4848
    Fax: (703) 993-4370

  • La Croix, Leslie Email
    Phone: (703) 993-5488
    Fax: (703) 993-4370

  • Steen, Bweikia Email
    Phone: (703) 993-5321
    Fax: (703) 993-3681

  • Stone, Deborah Email
    Phone: (703) 993-4916
    Fax: (703) 993-4370

  • Vesely, Colleen Email
    Phone: (703) 993-5346
    Fax: (703) 993-4370

  • Walter, Heather Email

Affiliated Faculty

  • DeMulder, Elizabeth Email
    Phone: (703) 993-8326
    Fax: (703) 993-9380

  • Parsons, Allison Email
    Phone: (703) 993-5257
    Fax: (703) 993-5300

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

  • Stribling, Stacia Email
    Phone: (703)-993-4337
    Fax: (703) 993-2013



  • Russell, Petra Email
    Phone: (703) 993-5357
    Fax: (703) 993-9380

ResourcesMore Less

Early Childhood Documents and forms

Virginia Testing Resources

Internship Applications and Manuals

  • EPK3 Internship Application (pdf) (docx)
  • EPK3 Internship Manual and Forms (pdf)
  • ECSE Internship Application (pdf) (docx)
  • ECSE Internship Manual and Forms (pdf)

Grading Policies

Undergraduate Grading Policies
All CEHD undergraduate students are held to the university grading policies as described in the Academic Policies section of the catalog. Students in the licensure concentrations must maintain at least a 2.50 GPA and earn a C or better in their program core and concentration coursework.


Graduate Grading Policies
All CEHD graduate students are held to the university grading policies as described in the Academic Policies section of the catalog. Those students enrolled in a CEHD graduate licensure program, however, must earn a B- or better in all licensure coursework. A degree-seeking graduate student will be dismissed after accumulating grades of F in two courses or 9 credits of unsatisfactory grades (C or F) in graduate courses. A 3.0 grade point average is required for completion of the graduate degree.


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