Graduate Certificate in Education Leadership
George Mason University

Program Details

This 24-credit graduate certificate is reserved for applicants who already have a master’s degree and a valid teaching license. This program emphasizes an understanding of the complexities of change in schools, communities, and organizations. Participants develop and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to create and maintain learning environments that value diversity, continual knowledge acquisition, instructional leadership, innovative and ethical decision making, reflective practice, and successful achievement of all students.


  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 hours of study
  • At least two years of documented successful, full-time teaching in an accredited school
  • Valid teaching license
  • Goals statement
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and/or universities attended
  • Two recommendation forms
  • Current resume

Special Accreditation

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges