School of Education - George Mason University

Our program is offered on the main Mason Fairfax Campus (traditional face to face), regional cohorts (hybrid) and online.

You may apply for Spring 2020 admissions for the following program options:

  • Spring 2020 Alexandria/Arlington Cohort (Employees of ACPS or APS only)
  • Spring 2020 Prince William area Cohort
  • Spring 2020 Campus Program
  • Spring 2020 Fully Online Cohort

Fall 2020 program options:

  • Fall 2020 Campus Program
  • Fall 2020 Region North Cohort
  • Fall 2020 Fully Online Program
  • Fall 2020 Online Independent School Leaders Cohorts

Application Materials:

  • Graduate application
  • Application fee
  • Goal statement (750 -1000 words) that addresses reasons for choosing leadership as a profession
  • Unofficial transcripts from all colleges and/or universities attended (applicants do not need to send transcripts for courses taken at George Mason University). Once admitted official transcripts will be needed.
  • Two recommendation forms - one recommendation must be from an administrator who supervised you in a school setting, and the second recommendation can be from anyone you choose.
  • Current resume with your education, professional licenses/certifications, and professional experience.

The last step in the admissions process will be an interview. You must complete the online admissions application and submit all required information to be scheduled for an interview. We recommend you apply by the priority deadline. Our program does not generally allow students to defer once admitted to the program.

Candidates interested in the Online program are encouraged to review the information posted on this site. Those interested in a regional cohort should email for information on how to be added to an interest list for upcoming information sessions. We strongly urge candidates to register for an information session. Information session dates will be added soon - please check back.  

Space is limited in each program option so we encourage interested candidates to start their admission application and submit it as soon as possible. Candidates who are interested in Spring 2020 admissions should submit a complete application by the October 15, 2019 priority deadline.  We will continue to accept applications beyond that date through November 15, 2019 as space is available. 

If we do not have an information session scheduled for a region you are interested in attending select the contact us tab and send our office an email. Please note the region you are interested in and when you would like to start. The Education Leadership Program office will then send you updates on upcoming information sessions as they are scheduled.

Directions and Parking

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Information Sessions:

On October 29th we will have a table at the PWCS Building Leadership Capacity event at Hylton HS from 3:30-6:30pm. EDLE Faculty will be present to answer your questions.