At George Mason University, teacher preparation programs can be majors, accelerated master’s programs, or traditional graduate programs. Not all options are available for every teaching area. Click on the titles below to learn about each track:
Typically takes four years* to complete and students earn a bachelor’s degree. Students should select this track in their first year of college in order to meet all the requirements in four years.
Typically takes five years* to complete and students earn a bachelor’s degree and a Master of Education. Students apply for and are accepted by the master’s program in their sophomore or junior year and then begin taking graduate courses during their junior or senior year. This option is only available to students completing their undergraduate degree at Mason.
Typically takes two years* to complete beyond completing a bachelor’s degree and students earn a Master of Education or Graduate Certificate. This is the best option for students who already have a bachelor’s degree or are in their senior year.
*Estimated timeframe assuming the student chooses this option early enough to complete the pre-requisite content area courses in sequence, applies to and is accepted by the educator preparation on schedule, and is a full-time student.