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Our Graduate School of Education is the alma mater for one third of teachers and administrators in Northern Virginia’s world-class school systems. Each year, more than 3,000 graduate students enroll in our innovative academic programs, which include advanced study for teachers and school leaders, instructional design and technology, and a renowned PhD in Education program that is among the largest in the country.
The School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism (SRHT) offers exciting, career-ready majors in dynamic fields such as athletic training, tourism and events management, health and physical education, kinesiology, sport management, and recreation management. SRHT features renowned faculty, cutting-edge research, six laboratories and centers, and a diverse student body of more than 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students each year. Each major requires one or more internship or clinical experiences, ensuring that students graduate not just with a transcript but with a resume that demonstrates their professional aptitude and skills.
Discounts are available for Virginia educators and out-of-state graduate students.
The mission of Mason’s Special Education program is to improve the lives, productivity, and education of persons with disabilities.
A variety of options are available at Mason for students to learn more about working with individuals with disabilities. Coursework is available for both undergraduates and graduates in teacher licensure areas as well as non-teacher licensure fields that prepare professionals working with individuals across the lifespan. The programs provide professionals with the specialized knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to support individuals with special needs.
Ranked Top 20 for Best and Most Innovative Special Education Program
Our Special Education program is ranked in the top 20 for Best Special Education programs by U.S. News. Our program is also ranked in the top 20 for most innovative special education degree programs .