Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction, Advanced Studies in Teaching & Learning / Special 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 program is designed for those with one or more years of teaching or education-related experience who want to continue growing professionally. Coursework provides advanced expertise for educators, administrators, and other professionals in areas such as Assistive Technology, Applied Behavior Analysis, and Autism Spectrum Disorders.


This program requires an intensive summer session on campus.

  • 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