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.
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School Accreditation & Licensing
George Mason University is accredited by:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationBachelor Degree
Recommended GPA3.0 or above (4.0 scale)
Official College Transcript(s), Statement of Purpose/Intent, Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV
- This program requires intensive supervised clinical experiences for one semester in accredited elementary or secondary school.