Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction, Advanced Studies in Teaching & Learning / Advanced International Baccalaureate
George Mason University

Program Details

The Advanced Studies in Teaching and Learning (ASTL) program incorporates National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) guidelines to help teachers think and practice as leaders and board-certified educators. This master’s program is designed for teachers with one or more years of teaching or education-related experience who want to continue growing professionally. Coursework inspires reflection through action-research, problem-based learning, and self-inquiry, and the Advanced International Baccalaureate (AIB) Studies concentration focuses on theory, pedagogy, and research.


This program requires a face-to-face summer session.

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00 in the last 60 credit hours of undergraduate study
  • Two sealed official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Goals statement
  • Writing sample

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges