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School of Education - George Mason University
The Transformative Teaching program at George Mason University is no longer admitting students. Information about other Masters in Education in Curriculum and Instruction can be found here.

This 30-credit online program provides experienced educators with the skills needed to:

  • continually identify and rethink the routines and assumptions that shape their work
  • critically reflect upon and improve their practices with the support of a learning community of peers and faculty
  • design thoughtful and constructive responses to the obstacles that inhibit teaching and learning
  • commit to careers as educators
  • be leaders in their schools, professional organizations, and communities as anti-racist, civically-engaged advocates for educators and students

Who Should Apply?

This concentration is designed for working educators who want to further develop their social justice-oriented teaching and leadership skills by reflecting upon their teaching practices and creating empowering learning environments. It is also a rewarding option for gaining professional development credits.

Why Choose Transformative Teaching?

  • The online format allows teachers from across the country to connect in deep collaboration while continuing to work full time.
  • The program's cohort model means students work with a fixed group of educators and faculty throughout the entire program.
  • A strong sense of community is developed during the week-long online course held each summer.
  • Developing solutions for educational equity and access as part of the program's social justice focus imparts transformative leadership skills.
  • The theories and pedagogies taught in the program empower educators to address students' dynamic needs in the context of mandated curricula and assessments.
  • The accomplished faculty have extensive experience as teacher educators.

How Can I Get More Information about the Program?

To find out more about the program, you can contact a program coordinator or professor by email at or by phone at 703-993-2794.