College of Education and Human Development - George Mason University

College of Education and Human Development - George Mason University George Mason University's College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) includes three schools: School of Education, School of Kinesiology, and School of Sport, Recreation, and Tourism Management
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The college is a nationally recognized leader in educator preparation, special education, counseling, and school leadership, and is home to 11 centers engaged in groundbreaking research. With our record of achievement and scholarship, CEHD is ranked among U.S. News and World Report’s Top 50 best education schools in the country. Our Graduate School of Education — the largest and most comprehensive in Virginia — 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. Our School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism offers some of the university’s most sought-after academic programs, enrolling nearly 1,000 students in dynamic and career-ready studies in kinesiology and athletic training, health and physical education, and sport, recreation, and tourism management.

Mission: The College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) inspires undergraduate and graduate students to promote learning and development across the life span. Innovative, inclusive, and cutting-edge, the college and its two schools prepare professionals who improve lives and make a difference for our community and for the world.

One of our graduates today, Erika Young, received her bachelor's degree in tourism and events management. Erika's is a s...
12/19/2019

One of our graduates today, Erika Young, received her bachelor's degree in tourism and events management. Erika's is a story of perseverance as she decided to stay in school and stick with her internship after she learned her position at her job at the time would force her to relocate from Northern Virginia.

She decided to stay in school as she raised her young son and invested in her internship (a requirement to graduate) with Destination DC. The decision paid off as Erika will start a full-time job with Destination DC in January!

Read more about her story: https://bit.ly/2Z3HPh6
And watch a short video interview with Erika: https://bit.ly/38VVawi

Congrats to our 2019 winter graduates! Excited to celebrate your accomplishments this afternoon with commencement at Eag...
12/19/2019

Congrats to our 2019 winter graduates! Excited to celebrate your accomplishments this afternoon with commencement at EagleBank Arena at 2!

Congrats to Associate Professor Matthew Steinberg in Education Policy for making The 74's top "14 Charts that Changed th...
12/13/2019
Failing Schools: Home to Underachieving Students, Disillusioned Teachers and — According to a New Study — Higher Rates of Crime

Congrats to Associate Professor Matthew Steinberg in Education Policy for making The 74's top "14 Charts that Changed the way we Looked At America's Schools in 2019."

His research, along with University of Pennsylvania criminologist John MacDonald, on the association between school closures of underperforming schools in Philadelphia and the decrease in crime rates in surrounding neighborhoods was highlighted by The 74, a nonprofit news organization focused on education issues.

Story: https://bit.ly/35jleQ3
Top 14 Charts by the 74: https://bit.ly/2PLLHiF
Steinberg's research: https://bit.ly/2PFP4aE

This is the latest article in The 74’s ongoing ‘Big Picture’ series, bringing American education into sharper focus through new research and data. Go Deeper: See our full series. The bogeyman haunting education reformers’ dreams has always been the “failure factory.” You’re probably fa...

Excited to have Assistant Professor Shekila Melchior finishing up her first semester in the Counseling and Development p...
12/11/2019

Excited to have Assistant Professor Shekila Melchior finishing up her first semester in the Counseling and Development program here at CEHD!

We recently caught up with Dr. Melchior, who previously taught at University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and is a counselor and active researcher in social justice counseling!

Q&A with Dr. Shekila Melchior: https://bit.ly/2RIXkcM

Great first day of the 2019 Virginia Education Summit on the Fairfax campus! The summit, hosted by the Hunt Institute, f...
12/09/2019

Great first day of the 2019 Virginia Education Summit on the Fairfax campus!

The summit, hosted by the Hunt Institute, featured the Virginia Senate Health and Education and the Virginia House Education Committees. Mason's interim president Anne Holton made opening welcome remarks and Virginia First Lady Pamela Northam also spoke in advance of the early childhood forum!

CEHD Dean Mark Ginsberg was also on hand and will be a panelist tomorrow on a forum about teacher preparation when the summit moves locations to the NOVA Annandale campus!

#VAEDSummit

Sadden to announce the passing of our dear friend, colleague and alum Tony DiGregorio. Tony was an instructor in our Hea...
12/09/2019

Sadden to announce the passing of our dear friend, colleague and alum Tony DiGregorio. Tony was an instructor in our Health and Physical Education program for the last 30 years. He also received his bachelor's and master's in physical education from Mason in 1984 and 1987, respectively.

We send our condolences to the family and friends of Tony. Tony was a great friend and will be dearly missed.

A celebration of life service will be held this Thursday at 3 p.m. in Herndon at Floris United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking to consider donating a gift in memory of Tony. They can be made to the George Mason University Foundation, 4400 University Drive. Fairfax VA. 23030 (Please add the following note in the memo of the check “In Memory Of Anthony DeGregorio”) or by clicking on this link: https://bit.ly/2E39kgU

For obituary and information about the celebration of life service, click here: https://bit.ly/36juGTA

Excited to have the 2019 Virginia Education Summit on the Fairfax campus next week! The fifth annual summit, a joint mee...
12/06/2019

Excited to have the 2019 Virginia Education Summit on the Fairfax campus next week!

The fifth annual summit, a joint meeting between Virginia Senate & House Education Committees, is held in partnership with The Hunt Institute.

The conference is open to the public and will be held at Merten Hall 1201. George Mason University Interim President Anne Holton will make welcoming remarks.

CEHD Dean Mark Ginsberg will serve as a panelist on a session about teacher preparation on Tuesday when the summit shifts to the NOVA Annandale campus. The summit will also feature George Mason Chief of Staff Dietra Trent as a panelist and CEHD grad and current Virginia Secretary of Education Atif Qarni as a moderator on a discussion about teacher compensation.

Story: https://bit.ly/2Lut7df
Full schedule: https://bit.ly/2s7VxTx

“Dancers devote their lives to their work, they train hard for this, and they deserve medical care."Certified athletic t...
12/05/2019

“Dancers devote their lives to their work, they train hard for this, and they deserve medical care."

Certified athletic trainer and second year Exercise, Fitness, & Health Promotion master's student Victoria Fauntroy (pictured below in green shirt) knows from personal experience the physical toll dancers' take while putting their all into their craft.

That's why she's focused on providing the care they need and how her recent work at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) has helped prepare her for future career!

Story: https://bit.ly/2rYkVv1

Great fun today with De-Stress Fest on the Fairfax campus! Therapy dogs, aromatherapy balm making, donuts, coloring book...
12/04/2019

Great fun today with De-Stress Fest on the Fairfax campus! Therapy dogs, aromatherapy balm making, donuts, coloring books!

We'll have De-Stress Fest Express again tonight at Thompson Hall in the lower level on the Fairfax Campus from 5:30-730. And then the therapy dogs, aromatherapy balm making and chair yoga plus snacks will be back at it tomorrow at the Sci-Tech campus between 11:30-1:30 p.m.

Hope you can take a break from studying or stop by in between classes and join us! Great event by CEHD Student and Academic Affairs!

If you're attending the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Convention this weekend in DC make...
11/22/2019

If you're attending the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Convention this weekend in DC make sure to stop by Booth 1230 and see us!

Members of our International Education faculty, including Division Director Dr. Rebecca Fox, will be there to chat about our programs! We'll also have giveaways, including a set of the National Geographic Learning Our World book series from Associate Professor Joan Shin, who is a co-author of the series!

#ACTFL19

College of Education and Human Development - George Mason University
11/20/2019

College of Education and Human Development - George Mason University

“I bond with people on kind of a more personal level. I’ve felt some of the same emotions that they have. That maybe people have treated them differently just because of their disability."

Drawing from skills and lessons learned while pursuing her degree in Health, Fitness, and Recreation Resources with a concentration in therapeutic recreation, CEHD grad Lia Winnard (pictured below, right) has been able to fulfill her passions in and out of work.

The 23-year-old, who was born with cerebral palsy, recently started working full-time for ServiceSource, a non-profit in Springfield, Va., provides employment and support services for people with disabilities. In her free time, the Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist is a captain of a Paralympic swimming team in Fairfax County, as she competes in meets across the country!

Story: https://bit.ly/2KzlYYE

“It is considered a huge accomplishment in our field for a university to win one of these awards, so we are exceptionall...
11/19/2019

“It is considered a huge accomplishment in our field for a university to win one of these awards, so we are exceptionally enthusiastic about being awarded three in the same year."

Great story on the news we announced last week - the Division of Special Education and disAbility Research and the Helen A. Kellar Institute for Human disAbilities (KIHd) has received three grants from the U.S. Department of Education that will support 15 doctoral students while they complete studies leading to careers as higher education faculty.

Story: https://bit.ly/2CUVltc

And make sure to come to our info session tonight at 6 EST at Finley Building Room 114. If you can't make it in person, join our virtual session here: https://bit.ly/35gbPIh

“I bond with people on kind of a more personal level. I’ve felt some of the same emotions that they have. That maybe peo...
11/19/2019

“I bond with people on kind of a more personal level. I’ve felt some of the same emotions that they have. That maybe people have treated them differently just because of their disability."

Drawing from skills and lessons learned while pursuing her degree in Health, Fitness, and Recreation Resources with a concentration in therapeutic recreation, CEHD grad Lia Winnard (pictured below, right) has been able to fulfill her passions in and out of work.

The 23-year-old, who was born with cerebral palsy, recently started working full-time for ServiceSource, a non-profit in Springfield, Va., provides employment and support services for people with disabilities. In her free time, the Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist is a captain of a Paralympic swimming team in Fairfax County, as she competes in meets across the country!

Story: https://bit.ly/2KzlYYE

“My aspiration now is to make this school the best it can be.”So exciting to have a CEHD grad right down the road leadin...
11/18/2019

“My aspiration now is to make this school the best it can be.”

So exciting to have a CEHD grad right down the road leading one of the biggest schools in the county!

Tracey Phillips (MEd, '05) is in her first year as principal of Robinson Secondary School, which happens to be her high school alma mater and the largest International Baccalaureate (IB school in the nation!

Story: https://bit.ly/2XreeNy

Great to have Anne Subashini from Malaysia visit Mason and discuss her new documentary film, Inclusion Equals Love, to o...
11/15/2019

Great to have Anne Subashini from Malaysia visit Mason and discuss her new documentary film, Inclusion Equals Love, to our faculty earlier this week.

Her work in Malaysia focuses on issues of equity by providing a high quality education for all students. Thank you to Anne for visiting and sharing your experiences!

ECE @ Mason — simply the BEST!
11/15/2019

ECE @ Mason — simply the BEST!

The Early Childhood Education program was recently recognized by the Northern Virginia Association for the Education of Young Children (NVAEYC) for the development of the new Bachelor's of Science in Education: Early Childhood Education for Diverse Learners!

Congrats to Academic Program Coordinator Julie Kidd and her entire staff for their hard work!

The Early Childhood Education program was recently recognized by the Northern Virginia Association for the Education of ...
11/14/2019

The Early Childhood Education program was recently recognized by the Northern Virginia Association for the Education of Young Children (NVAEYC) for the development of the new Bachelor's of Science in Education: Early Childhood Education for Diverse Learners!

Congrats to Academic Program Coordinator Julie Kidd and her entire staff for their hard work!

Wonderful evening last night recognizing our Fall 2019 Hattie M. Strong Foundation scholarship award recipients - Cary H...
11/13/2019

Wonderful evening last night recognizing our Fall 2019 Hattie M. Strong Foundation scholarship award recipients - Cary Hunter, Julia Ranieri & Diana Fernandez!

Our thanks to Robin Tanner, Marylou Cantrell & the Hattie M. Strong Foundation for their generosity in helping our student teachers!

Wonderful opportunity for prospective students interested in an outstanding, respected and highly ranked doctoral progra...
11/13/2019

Wonderful opportunity for prospective students interested in an outstanding, respected and highly ranked doctoral program in Special Education.

The Kellar Institute for Human disAbilities (KIHd) has received three doctoral leadership grants from the U.S. Department of Education that will support 15 PhD students!

To learn more, join @GMUSpecialEducation PhD program information session on Nov. 19 at 6 p.m. at Finley Hall, Room 114 on the Fairfax campus.

More info on the 3️⃣ leadership grants visit here: https://bit.ly/2O6u7VG
Link to the virtual session for next week's information session: https://bit.ly/2NFKpFM

The Kellar Institute for Human disAbilities (KIHd) has received three doctoral leadership grants from the U.S. Departmen...
11/12/2019

The Kellar Institute for Human disAbilities (KIHd) has received three doctoral leadership grants from the U.S. Department of Education that will support 15 PhD students!

To learn more, join @GMUSpecialEducation PhD program information session on Nov. 19 at 6 p.m. at Finley Hall, Room 114 on the Fairfax campus.

More info on the 3️⃣ leadership grants visit here: https://bit.ly/2O6u7VG
Link to the virtual session for next week's information session: https://bit.ly/2NFKpFM

Reminder, our free TEACHERtrack Welcome Event is this Wednesday from 3-5 p.m. at George's Bistro in the Johnson Center o...
11/11/2019
[email protected] Welcome Event

Reminder, our free TEACHERtrack Welcome Event is this Wednesday from 3-5 p.m. at George's Bistro in the Johnson Center on the Fairfax campus!

Prospective students will gain insights into the undergraduate teaching programs offered at CEHD.

Register here: https://bit.ly/2CAXYAd

[email protected] Welcome Event

11/11/2019
#Mason Research: Concussion Biomarkers

“The study is completely unique in the world."

Athletic Training Professor Shane Caswell, co-director of the GMU S.M.A.R.T. Lab and Professor Chip Petricoin, of the College of Science, have teamed up, with the help of the Institute for Biohealth Innovation, to diagnose & monitor concussions with saliva tests.

The two have combined efforts, resulting in sideline saliva collection and rapid detection of novel biomarkers that indicate concussions.

Story: https://bit.ly/2X24HMS
Video: https://vimeo.com/371475374

Emanuel “Chip” Petricoin, PhD, Professor and Co-Director of the Center for Applied Proteomics and Molecular Medicine at George Mason University, and…

Moving on up!The School of Education has been ranked in the 151-175 block WORLDWIDE in the latest Times Higher Education...
11/08/2019

Moving on up!

The School of Education has been ranked in the 151-175 block WORLDWIDE in the latest Times Higher Education World University rankings!

That's up two blocks from last year! #THEunirankings

Story: https://bit.ly/2WWI8ZQ
Education rankings: https://bit.ly/2CpSHLH

So excited to have Sam Steen (PhD, '07) back at Mason as an associate professor for the Counseling and Development progr...
11/07/2019

So excited to have Sam Steen (PhD, '07) back at Mason as an associate professor for the Counseling and Development program!

Steen, previously the faculty chair of the Counseling and Development program at the University of Arizona, recently discussed returning to Mason, playing college basketball, his research plans, advice he would give counseling students and much more in a detailed Q&A.

Q&A with Sam Steen: https://bit.ly/36HKQXN

“We feel it is our duty to make sure we are preparing the next generation of teachers."With the ongoing teacher shortage...
11/07/2019

“We feel it is our duty to make sure we are preparing the next generation of teachers."

With the ongoing teacher shortage crisis in Virginia and nationwide, our new program, [email protected], helps prospective college students learn about the teaching profession & our 3⃣ new undergraduate teaching degrees!

Read more: https://bit.ly/2NqDYq7

And come to our [email protected] Welcome Event on Nov. 13! Register here: https://bit.ly/2CyD9Wd

Join us next Wednesday, Nov. 13 for our TeacherTrack program event! Prospective students will gain insights into the var...
11/04/2019

Join us next Wednesday, Nov. 13 for our TeacherTrack program event!

Prospective students will gain insights into the various programs offered at the school of education, speak to faculty, AND participate in giveaways! Did we mention there will be light refreshments?!

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/78171662547!

So exciting to host a great and powerful workshop on campus last week called "Courageous Conversations." The second annu...
11/01/2019

So exciting to host a great and powerful workshop on campus last week called "Courageous Conversations." The second annual event was hosted by CEHD at the Johnson Center and included more than 80 high school students from Prince William County Public Schools. @PWCSNews

CEHD Assistant Professor Meagan Call-Cummings and Osbourn Park High School teacher LeAnne Beardsley founded Courageous Conversations. CEHD students led the workshop, which encouraged the high school students to creatively speak out on pressing topics including bullying, immigration, racism, gun violence and mental health.

Story: https://bit.ly/2PDDvCk

Of interest to our School of Kinesiology students: The Center for Adaptive Systems of Brain-Body Interactions will host ...
10/31/2019

Of interest to our School of Kinesiology students: The Center for Adaptive Systems of Brain-Body Interactions will host a FREE seminar tomorrow at 1 p.m. at the Krasnow Institute, Room 229 on the Fairfax Campus.

Dr. Jillian Price will present on Cardiac Rehabilitation: The Role of Problem-Solving Competency in Adherence & Health Outcomes.

Find out more: https://casbbi.gmu.edu/calendar/

“Economic events like recessions will continue to happen and have consequences for how much we spend on school resources...
10/29/2019
Research shows how the Great Recession hurt test scores | George Mason

“Economic events like recessions will continue to happen and have consequences for how much we spend on school resources, which has consequences on student achievement."

Our new Associate Professor of Education Policy, Matthew Steinberg, co-authored recent research showing how the Great Recession hurt test scores for students living in some of the hardest-hit areas in the country.

Read more about this enlightening research: https://bit.ly/2Jv4gFa

George Mason University, the largest and most diverse public university in Virginia, is conducting a comprehensive search for its next president.

Reminder that the Instructional Design & Technology Open House & Panel Discussion is TONIGHT from 5-7 at Merten Hall 120...
10/28/2019

Reminder that the Instructional Design & Technology Open House & Panel Discussion is TONIGHT from 5-7 at Merten Hall 1201.

More info & to register for this FREE event: https://bit.ly/2Wjj2UI

So awesome to see many of our alums making an impact with the Nationals during their World Series run! Pictured, from le...
10/28/2019

So awesome to see many of our alums making an impact with the Nationals during their World Series run!

Pictured, from left to right, assistant clubhouse manager Michael Gordon ('16), assistant ticket manager Hannah O'Neil ('17), account executive (premium services) Matt Hayes ('15) and assistant ticket manager Anthony Burchette ('11) before Game 3 of the World Series Friday night!

Michael, Hannah, and Matt are all graduates of the School of Sport, Recreation, and Tourism! Anthony graduated from the School of Business with a minor in sport management! #CEHD #WorldSeries #stayinthefight

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