George Mason University — College of Education and Human Development
- Program Type:
- Master's International
- College of Education and Human Development
- Degrees Awarded:
- Curriculum and Instruction (MEd)
- Admissions Deadlines:
Fall/Summer: 03/01; Spring: 11/01
- Admissions Cycle:
- Program Start:
- Fall or Spring
- Program Founded:
- July, 2004
The Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction offers high quality preparation in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) for both international and domestic teaching. Students who complete the program will receive full K-12 Virginia licensure in TESL as well as the MEd degree. All coursework for the College of Education and Human Development Master's International students will be charged at the in-state Virginia rate, plus a $25/credit surcharge for non-Virginia residents. For non-residents this represents more than a 50% discount from out-of-state tuition rates. Students in the program will also receive a stipend of $1,000, to be applied toward tuition for course work taken after returning from Peace Corps service. One of the most important benefits to students in the program is the opportunity to work alongside returned Peace Corps Volunteers in George Mason University's Peace Corps Fellows Program.
The Master's International (MI), a joint program of Peace Corps and George Mason University, enables participants to prepare for Peace Corps Volunteer service while earning the MEd in Curriculum & Instruction and full licensure in TESL. Participants apply separately to the Peace Corps and George Mason University to be accepted into the program. The program requires 36 credit hours. Students will complete seven courses (for 21 credit hours) prior to Peace Corps service to achieve preliminary licensure. Peace Corps service fulfills the 6 credit-hour internship requirement for licensure. After their licensure sequence and their service abroad, students can complete their remaining classes to receive the master's degree.
The following are required for admission: bachelor's degree from an accredited institution with 3.000 GPA in the last 60 credits of study; completed Application for Graduate Admission; nonrefundable application fee; Application for Virginia In-State Rates for those students claiming eligibility for in-state tuition; two copies of original transcripts from all previously attended colleges or universities; three letters of recommendation from professional references targeting teaching experience and academic abilities; one- to two-page goals statement; English Language Proficiency Assessment Test for prospective students whose native language is not English; passing scores on the TOEFL for non-native English speaking applicants. Students accepted into the MEd program but waiting for notification of acceptance from the Peace Corps may begin their program but will not receive a stipend until accepted into the Peace Corps. Six semester credits of foreign language are required for exiting the program.
For inquiries about Master's International, call 855.855.1961 x1812.
TESOL/Fast Train Program
4260 Chain Bridge Rd. A107, MSN 1E8
Fairfax, Virginia 22030
- (703) 993-3602
- (703) 246-8996
If you have questions, please contact:
Ms. Jennifer Lebron
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