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The College of Education and Human Development has produced half of the school administrators in our surrounding districts.

The Education Leadership Program at George Mason develops graduates who make a difference in education and education policy. Our program readies graduates to impact education at the community, school, district, state, and national levels. With 100% online or on-campus options, you will enhance your skillset while prioritizing your career.

What is Education Leadership?

Education leadership plays a critical role in shaping the direction of educational institutions at various levels within the education system. As principals, superintendents, administrators, and policymakers, education leaders are experts in strategically implementing practices that foster a successful educational environment.

Who is this program for?

With an education leadership degree, graduates oversee educational institutions, guiding them to improve learning outcomes in roles such as:

  • School Principal
  • Assistant Principal
  • School Superintendent
  • School Administrator
  • Education Consultant
  • Policy Analyst in Education

Why should you study Education Leadership at George Mason?

  • 15% discount for Virginia educators
  • Strong alumni network
  • Program led by researchers, entrepreneurs, and current and former superintendents and principals
  • Over half of all school administrators in Northern Virginia are George Mason graduates
  • Since 2016, 13 alumni have been named finalists for the Washington Post’s Principal of the Year Award, including three winners


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