School of Education - George Mason University

Some course work for teacher licensure programs can be done completely online. Mason currently offers online options for ESOL, Elementary (international focus), and provisionally licensed teachers.

Please note, each of these programs may have prerequisite course work and field work that cannot be completed fully online. However, our advisors can help you find ways to meet these requirements wherever you are.

ESOL Education

The English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Education PK-12 Licensure concentration prepares new educators to apply for licensure (Virginia).* This program will appeal to those who would like to be ESOL teachers as well as to working Instructional Assistants who wish to prepare for initial ESOL licensure. Learn more about the program or connect with an advisor today.

International Elementary Education

The International Elementary Education (PK-6) Licensure concentration prepares new educators to work in internationally focused schools—either within the United States or abroad—and allows them to apply for Elementary Education PK-6 licensure (Virginia).* Educators can also take one additional course and become eligible for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Certificate in Teaching and Learning. Learn more about the program or connect with an advisor today.

Fulfilling the Requirements of Provisional Licensure

Professional Studies courses are for teachers who have been hired by a school division and have been cited with deficiencies in one or more area. These courses are all offered 100% online. Learn more today.

Additional Online Programs

Visit this page for a full listing of the online programs offered by the School of Education.

*George Mason University will verify completion of the requirements of a Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) state-approved preparation program at the graduate or undergraduate level. Such verification does not guarantee the issuance of a Virginia Collegiate Professional, Postgraduate Professional, or Pupil Personnel license from the Commonwealth of Virginia. It is solely the student's responsibility to comply with all requirements for licensure by the Commonwealth. Under Virginia law, a social security number is required for licensure.