School of Education - George Mason University

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!

Where to look for Advising

Contact the Education Leadership program at Faculty and staff will answer any questions that you may have about your program or degree.



  • Shahrokhi, Farnoosh Academic Program Co-Coordinator Email
    Phone: (703) 993-2009
    Fax: (703) 993-3643

  • Biggs, Regina Academic Program Co-Coordinator Email
    Phone: (703) 993-4679
    Fax: (703) 993-3643

  • Hunter, Seth Email
    Phone: (703) 993-4485
    Fax: (703) 993-3643

  • Marshall, Maureen Email
    Fax: (703) 993-3643

  • Pamas, Roberto Email
    Phone: (703) 993-2033
    Fax: (703) 993-3643

  • Sturrock, Alan Email
    Phone: (703) 993-4256
    Fax: (703) 993-3643

  • Terrell, Anthony Email
    Phone: (703) 993-3633

  • Viano, Samantha Email
    Phone: ‪(703)679-7672
    Fax: (703) 993-3643


Affiliated Faculty

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

  • Brigham, Frederick Email
    Phone: (703) 993-1667
    Fax: (703) 993-3678



Cohort Registration Guides

I am ready to pay my full semester's tuition.

I want to pay through a Payment Plan. First I must Enroll in the plan, then I should make payments by the deadlines.

I plan to use Financial Aid. First, I must request enrollment as a cohort student planning to use financial aid, then I should pay tuition by the deadline.


Grading Policies

Students in a graduate program must maintain a 3.000 GPA (B average). Mason allows six credits of C grades for graduation with a master's degree. However, EDLE students who receive a grade of C will not be recommended for state licensure.

Transfer of Credit

With advisor approval, up to 12 credits for the master's degree and up to 9 credits for licensure course work may be transferred from George Mason Nondegree or another accredited institution. Credits must be less than six years old, at the graduate level, and graded (grade of B or better, no pass/fail, audit, school district professional development courses, etc.).


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

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SLLA Review Session

Prepare for the School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA) at one of our review sessions.

The Education Leadership Program offers a few SLLA Review Sessions a year. Review sessions are held in October, January and June each year. The next session will be held in a synchronous virtual format on January 28, 2022, from 4:30 - 6:30 pm.

You must be pre-registered to attend. To maximize your benefit of the review we have established the successful completion of EDLE 618 as a prerequisite for attendance. Registration is limited to 25 attendees on a first-come, first-served basis. If the session is full you may place your name on the waitlist by sending an email to

The next SLLA review session will be held on:

Date: Friday, January 28, 2022
Location: Virtual / synchronous
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Cost: $25.00 EDLE Students
  Only open to Mason students
Registration Opens: January 6, 2022
Registration Deadline:
January 26, 2022

Register Now!