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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 Literacy and Reading program at Faculty and staff will answer any questions that you may have about your program or degree.

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  • Hathaway, Jennifer Academic Program Coordinator Email
    Phone: (703) 993-5789
    Fax: (703) 993-5300

  • Brozo, William Email
    Phone: (703) 993-3894
    Fax: (703) 993-2013

  • Drake Patrick, Jennifer Email
    Phone: (703) 993-2166
    Fax: (703) 993-2013

  • Hutchison, Amy Email
    Phone: (703) 993-2166
    Fax: (703) 993-5300

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

  • Parsons, Seth Email
    Phone: (703) 993-6559
    Fax: (703) 993-2013


Affiliated Faculty

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

  • Mattix Foster, April Email
    Phone: (703) 993-4007
    Fax: (703) 993-9380

  • Zenkov, Kristien Email
    Phone: (703) 993-5413
    Fax: (703) 993-5300



  • Ghani, Rabia Email
    Phone: (703) 993-7611
    Fax: (703) 993-5300

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Grading Policies

Participants in a graduate program must maintain a 3.000 GPA (B average). George Mason allows 6 credits of C grades for graduation with a master's degree. However, due to GSE teacher licensure policy, students in the literacy emphasis must receive a grade of B or above, and must pass specific performance assessments embedded within each course, in order to move to the next course in the literacy sequence and eventually be recommended for licensure as a reading specialist. Students experiencing difficulty in meeting requirements may apply to re-take courses or specific performance assessments.

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