Graduate School of Education
For information about undergraduate initial teacher licensure for the
music education programs in the instrumental or vocal/choral emphasis, contact
the Music Department at (703) 993-3778; for the art education program, contact
the Art and Visual Technology Department at (703) 993-8898; for the dance education
program, contact the Dance Department at (703) 993-1114; and for the health/physical
education program, contact the Department of Health, Fitness, and Recreation Resources
(HFRR) at (703) 993-2060. See the HFRR section in this chapter.
Information about graduate initial teacher licensure (with an option
for an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction in early childhood education, elementary
education, secondary education, English as a second language, or foreign languages
or for an M.Ed. in Special Education) is available in the Application for Graduate
Study and in program brochures available in the GSE Office of Student and Faculty
Services (Robinson Hall, Room A307). More specific information is available at
monthly information sessions, "Think You Want to be a Teacher?" Call
(703) 993-2892/4648 for dates and times. Distributed at these sessions are the
Application for Graduate Study, Praxis registration brochures, program brochures
and requirements, and other essential information.
Information about master of education degree programs (M.Ed. in Counseling
and Development, Curriculum and Instruction, Education Leadership, and Special
Education) and graduate certificate programs can be obtained from the program
information specialists in Robinson Hall, Room A307, at (703) 993-2892/4648. Information
about the M.A. in New Professional Studies: Teaching can be obtained from the
Initiatives in Educational Transformation office at (703) 993-8320. For information
about the adult education concentration in the M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction,
contact theOffice ofAdult Learning and Professional Development at (703) 993-3675.
Information about the doctoral program is available in the Ph.D. in
Education Program Office at (703) 993-2011.
Generally, the application deadlines are April 1 for fall, November 1 for spring,
and March 1 for summer. Some programs have different application deadlines. Consult
the Application for Graduate Study or the web site at gse.gmu.edu,
or contact the GSE Admissions Office in Robinson Hall, Room A308, at (703) 993-2144
Admission Requirements for Graduate Programs
1. Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher
2. A 3.000 GPA (on a 4.000 scale) or better in the last 60 credits
of undergraduate study or successful post-baccalaureate course work. Some programs
may offer provisional admission to applicants with a lower GPA if there is additional
evidence that the applicant can succeed in a graduate program.
3. Three letters of recommendation written on the form provided
in the Application for Graduate Study.
4. A goals statement. Refer to the Application for Graduate
5. Two official copies of transcripts from each institution
attended. Transcript request forms are in the Application for Graduate Study.
Unofficial copies of George Mason transcripts are acceptable.
6. Completed application form including a Virginia Domicile
Classification form. Refer to the Application for Graduate Study.
7. Nonrefundable application fee, payable by check, money order,
or credit card. Refer to the Application for Graduate Study.
8. Standardized test scores as required by some programs.
9. Departmental forms as required by some programs.
10. Experience or licensure as required by some programs.
11. Interview and writing sample as required by some programs.