School of Education - George Mason University
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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 Secondary Education(6-12) program at Faculty and staff will answer any questions that you may have about your program or degree.

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

  • Frank, Toya Email
    Phone: (703) 993-5015
    Fax: (703) 993-3643

  • Helmsing, Mark Email
    Phone: (703) 993-2384
    Fax: (703) 993-2013

  • Kaya, Erdogan Email
    Phone: (703) 993 1033

  • Peters Burton, Erin Email
    Phone: (703) 993-9695
    Fax: (703) 993-2013


Affiliated Faculty

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

  • Gilbert, Andrew Email
    Phone: (703) 993-3497
    Fax: (703) 993-2013

  • Holincheck, Nancy Email
    Phone: (703) 993-8136
    Fax: (703) 993-9380

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

  • Ramos, Kathleen Email
    Phone: (703) 993-6213
    Fax: (703) 993-9380

  • Samaras, Anastasia Email
    Phone: (703) 993-8154
    Fax: (703) 993-2013

  • Wills, Theresa Email
    Phone: (703) 993-6215
    Fax: (703) 993-3643



  • Speier, Mathilde Program Manager & Outreach Coordinator Email
    Phone: (703) 993-3696
    Fax: (703) 993-2013

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Grading Policies

Students in a graduate program must maintain a 3.000 GPA (B average). Endorsement course work grades must be C or better for undergraduate courses and B or better for graduate courses. Grades of B or better are required for all graduate-level education course work for licensure. Only two grades of C will be allowed for completion of the master's degree

Transfer of Credit

Three credits, EDUC 522, may be transferred from Mason's Non-Degree Studies into the master's degree program. Up to 3 additional credits may be transferred either from another accredited institution or from Mason's Non-Degree Studies. All transfers must be advisor-approved. Credits cannot be more than 6 years old, must be graduate level, and must be graded (no pass/fail, audit, 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


Information regarding Clinical Practices can be found at Field Experiences & Internships.