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

Program Details

The Advanced Studies in Teaching and Learning (ASTL) program, aligned with National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS), develops teacher-leaders who practice reflection through action-research, problem-based learning, self-inquiry, and teacher expertise. 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 in gifted child education provides a focus on culturally diverse, multilingual, twice exceptional, and traditionally defined gifted students and programs.


This program requires intensive supervised clinical experiences for one semester in accredited elementary or secondary school.

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • A minimum 3.00 GPA on a 4.00 scale in baccalaureate study
  • Goals statement
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and/or universities attended
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Current resume

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges