1431 USD/credit 34344 USD/full
1431 USD/credit 34344 USD/full
543 USD/credit 13032 USD/full
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This Education Leadership certificate at George Mason University , a state-approved (Virginia) sequence of courses leading to the Administration and Supervision PreK-12 endorsement area, is designed for educators who already hold a valid teaching license and already have a master's degree from a regionally accredited university.

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About the course

The Education Leadership certificate at George Mason University emphasizes an understanding of the complexities of change in schools, communities, and organizations. Participants are expected to 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 school-aged youth.

This graduate certificate may be pursued on a part-time or full-time basis and may be added as a secondary program of study by current Mason students who meet the admission requirements and are enrolled in non-licensure graduate programs. This certificate option is available to students enrolled in the Education Leadership program and not in the Education Leadership with Special Education Concentration (SELE).

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Leading Schools and Communities   
  • Education Law   
  • Managing Financial and Human Resources   
  • Curriculum Development and Evaluation   
  • Supervision and Evaluation of Instruction   
  • Organizational Theory and Leadership   
  • Using Research to Lead School Improvement   
  • Internship in Educational Leadership

Key information

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Fall & Spring based on Space available


24 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You must have earned or will earn* a minimum of a four-year baccalaureate degree from a US institution of higher education accredited by one of the organizations found here, or an equivalent degree from a nationally recognized non-US institution.
  • You must have earned a 3.00 GPA on a 4.00 scale or better in your baccalaureate study. The GPA requirement can be higher for individual graduate programs.
  • If you are an applicant with domestic educational credentials (inside the United States): you may upload unofficial copies of your transcripts on the online application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    34344 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1431 USD per credit
  • National

    34344 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1431 USD per credit
  • In-State

    13032 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 543 USD per credit

Living costs for Fairfax

1330 - 2300 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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