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George Mason University

Programs in Curriculum and Instruction

Fairfax, VA

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George Mason University

Overview

George Mason University / Programs in Curriculum and Instruction is located in Fairfax, VA.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Education (M Ed) Secondary education English
Master of Education (M Ed) Secondary education History/social science
Master of Education (M Ed) Secondary education Chemistry
Master of Education (M Ed) Secondary education Biology
Master of Education (M Ed) Secondary education Math
Master of Education (M Ed) Secondary education Physics
Master of Education (M Ed) Secondary education Earth science
Master of Education (M Ed) Teaching culturally, linguistically diverse and exceptional learners
Master of Education (M Ed) Advanced international baccalaureate
Master of Education (M Ed) History
Master of Education (M Ed) Science K-12
Master of Education (M Ed) Gifted child education
Master of Education (M Ed) Early childhood education for diverse learners
Master of Education (M Ed) Literacy PK-12 classroom teachers
Master of Education (M Ed) Literacy Reading specialist
Master of Education (M Ed) Elementary education
Master of Education (M Ed) Designing digital learning in schools
Master of Education (M Ed) Teacher leadership
Master of Education (M Ed) Physical education
Master of Education (M Ed) Transformative teaching
Master of Education (M Ed) Literacy leadership for diverse schools K-12 reading
Master of Education (M Ed) Special education
Master of Education (M Ed) English as a second language
Master of Education (M Ed) Assistive technology
Master of Education (M Ed) Early childhood education

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 349

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam PRAXIS Core (for some programs)
Thesis Required
Other Advanced Degrees Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

426
Applied
386
Accepted
289
Enrolled
91%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
80
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline April 2nd April 2nd Yes
Spring deadline November 1st November 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam PRAXIS Core (for some programs)
Master's Degree Requirements 2 letters of recommendation, interview, program goals statement; 9 hours of complete licensure endorsement requirements (for elementary education); minimum GPA of 3.0 in applicant's last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework (for secondary education); at least 1 year of teaching experience (for literacy)

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 575
TOEFL IBT score: 88
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 1
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

902
Total Graduate Students
80%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
19%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 10.42%
Black or African American 7.21%
White or Caucasian 63%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.55%
Asian 9.76%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.11%
Two or more races 2%
Unknown 3.1%

Gender

Male (15%)
Female (84%)

Faculty

86
Total faculty
Full-time - 41
Part-time - 45
Male (13)
Female (73)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Teacher preparation and professional development; adaptive teaching; wonder in science teacher preparation; literacy (digital, adolescent); site based course instruction
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 4400 University Drive, MSN 4D1
Fairfax, VA  22030
United States
Contact Rebecca Fox
Professor and Academic Program Coordinator
Email: rfox@gmu.edu
Phone: 703-993-4123