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School of Education - George Mason University

The PhD in Education Portfolio is an organized, yet selective collection of documents designed to facilitate a student's academic and professional development and to provide a basis for evaluating degree progress. The portfolio represents the scope and depth of a student's goals, plans, and accomplishments in coursework, independent study, research, internships, and other advanced learning activities. The portfolio thus provides both a vehicle for self-reflection and a comprehensive record of a doctoral student's experiences and ongoing progress toward his or her academic and professional goals. See the Documents for Current Students page for current forms.

The Portfolio Guidelines will be adhered to throughout the portfolio review process that culminates in a comprehensive portfolio review. A student who successfully defends their comprehensive portfolio review advances to candidacy.

Portfolio Reviews

You will defend your progress during 3 portfolio reviews throughout your program.