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CEHD Study Abroad Opportunities

Are you interested in experiencing different cultures while completing your undergraduate degree requirements? Consider studying abroad!

Faculty from the College of Education and Human Development are leading engaging study abroad opportunities for Summer 2024. Keep reading for information about two of our upcoming trips to Europe and Mexico. 

Be sure to apply by the deadline of March 10, 2024!


BMX World Cup

European Model of Sport:
Netherlands & Germany

Program Dates: 6/24/2024 – 7/4/2024

Program Highlights:

  • Ten-day tour of 2 European countries
  • Cultural interpretations and their impact on European sport management and sport performance
  • Representatives of top international sport organizations will present a wide range of perspectives during the program. Topics will include the structure and characteristics of European sports, marketing and management in European sports, sports law, sport skill development, and sport performance in professional soccer, basketball, etc.

Learn more and apply

Watch a faculty interview about this experience!


Cancun, Mexico

The Mexican All-Inclusive Resort Business

Program Dates: 6/15/2024 – 6/22/2024

Program Highlights:

  • Students will spend a week exploring several all-inclusive resorts, learning firsthand about this industry’s economic drivers, public policy issues and operational challenges and opportunities.
  • Students will experience notable archeological and eco-tourism destinations to fully understand the Cancun market’s global appeal.

Learn more and apply

Watch a faculty interview about this experience!


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Loudoun County Public Schools Interviewing Day at Mason

All Mason degree-seeking students (undergraduate and graduate) and alumni are eligible to participate in the On-Campus Interviewing (OCI) Program. Later this month, Loudoun County VA Public Schools will be conducting interviews for teacher and school counselor positions for the 24-25 school year. Apply by January 26 to participate in the interview day on January 31 from 9:00 am – 4:30 pm. Learn more about the job opportunities they are interviewing for (as well as the interview info) below.

LCPS GMU Interview Sign Up

Interview Information


When:

  • Application deadline: January 26, 2024; Interview date: January 31, 2024


Where:

  • University Career Services Office – Student Union Building 1, Room 3400


Related Jobs for Interview:


All Licensed Teachers & School Counselor Positions – looking for students (undergraduate & graduate) majoring in:

  • Elementary Education,
  • Early Childhood Education,
  • Mathematics Education,
  • Secondary Education, and
  • Special Education

How Students Can Sign Up For An Interview:


Step 1: Apply to one of the job postings above
Step 2: Select a time-slot through the interview schedule


Additional LCPS reps will be on campus that same day and hold office hours for students. This is an opportunity for students to speak with a LCPS recruiter for casual, informational conversations about various roles and an opportunity to get your resume reviewed by them!

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Student Spotlight: Kyle Delin

In the College of Education and Human Development, our students participate in a wide range of educational opportunities – both inside and outside of the classroom.

Kyle Delin in Radio City Music Hall

This holiday season, Kyle Delin, a student in the MS Athletic Training program, is engaging in the unique opportunity of working with the Radio City Rockettes! Keep reading to find out more about his Practicum experience:

Tell us a little about your Practicum experience. . .

“I am working with the Radio City Rockettes’ Athletic Training department under Madison Square Garden (MSG) Entertainment as their Athletic Training Student Associate. I will have this position for the entirety of the Christmas season while the Rockettes have their Christmas Spectacular show. Since I’ve been here, I have been working with other athletic trainers, physical therapists, and doctors since I’ve been here and have learned a lot from each of them. I’ve also been able to provide evaluation and treatments and prevention techniques for injuries to the performers that they may have sustained during rehearsals. While the show stars the Rockettes, they are not the only performers that I have been able to work with. There are over 100 cast members that I work with between the Rockettes, Ensemble, Singers, etc. Now, we are finalizing the show and have been opened to the public since November 17th. From this point on, I will be working with the other Athletic Trainers to cover the shows through the new year until close of show in January.”

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What does a typical day look like in your Practicum experience?

“My typical day consists of reporting to Radio City Music Hall to complete pre-rehearsal/show treatments, covering run-throughs of the show/performances, complete post-rehearsal/show treatments. However, these next few weeks will be a bit different. This is because of a handful of appearances that the Rockettes will be having, from the Today Show to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. I feel lucky enough to have the opportunity to either attend the appearance or attend the rehearsal preparations for the appearance on site.”

How did you find out about this opportunity?

“I learned about this opportunity through one of my professors, Dr. Ambegaonkar. He had received an email from an MSG employee regarding the position and had our program director, Dr. Mrs. Caswell, share it with everyone in the program. I originally did not believe I would get the position when I had applied but decided to take the chance. I was fortunate enough to be able to interview for the position with the creator of the department and my current mentors/preceptors. The whole process for getting the position, from application to interviews to receiving my offer, took about 4 months and I couldn’t feel any luckier.”

How has this experience shaped your interests/career plans?

“This experience has opened my eyes to the numerous possibilities for my career. I’ve enjoyed working with everyone and could see myself working in this type of setting, however, I also can see myself working in other settings as well, based on my experiences at my other practicum sites. At this point, it’s difficult to say where I would like my career to take me, but either way I know that I will be happy.”

“This experience has opened my eyes to the numerous possibilities for my career.”

Kyle Delin

What has been your favorite memory of Practicum so far?

“So far, my favorite memory that I have of my experience is seeing each of the parts of the show come together. I’ve been able to watch each of the numbers from initial rehearsal to nearly final product come together with choreography, props, stage elements, costumes, etc. and it’s been amazing to see.”

What advice can you share to students going into a new Practicum experience?

“For all students going into a new practicum experience, take the opportunity to learn as much as you can. New techniques, new methods, everything, and anything. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. And don’t be afraid to make mistakes. Everyone does and it will be all right. Make sure to talk with your mentor/preceptor and listen to their feedback. No one is ever perfect, especially not during practicum experiences. This is the time to make mistakes and to learn. It can be nerve-racking and there will be times that you will be completely lost, but it will be okay and you will get through it. Believe in yourself, rely on what you’ve learned from your professors, but also be open to criticism and open to learning other methods/techniques that your mentors/preceptors may have to offer. Doing this will only make you a better professional.”


Are you engaging in an exciting Practicum or internship experience?

Let us know about it! Reach out to Communications Coordinator for Student and Academic Affairs, Anna Ondieki, at ahornber@gmu.edu with details about your upcoming or current opportunity.

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Fall 2023 Scholarship Recipients Announced

One of the most enjoyable initiatives the Office of Student and Academic Affairs leads each semester, with the support of the CEHD Development Team, is awarding numerous scholarships that are funded by, or in the memory of, alumni of the College of Education and Human Development and philanthropists committed to student success.

While our outstanding student recipients receive funds to help defray the cost of attending Mason, the faculty and staff who are charged with reviewing applications benefit as well. They get a glimpse into the inspiring achievements of our applicants and the potential contributions they will make to their respective professions and communities upon graduation.

The College of Education and Human Development is pleased to recognize the undergraduate and graduate scholarship recipients for the Fall 2023 semester below. Congratulations to all of our scholarship and award recipients, and many thanks to our generous donors for making these awards possible! More information about all CEHD scholarships and awards is available here.

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Dianne M.

BSEd Physical Education  

Annandale Woman’s Club Endowed Scholarship Recipient 

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Helen A.

BSEd Early Childhood Education for Diverse Learners 

Annandale Woman’s Club Endowed Scholarship Recipient 

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Sabrina P.

BSEd Early Childhood Education for Diverse Learners 

The Bernard and Marianne Harless Scholarship Fund Recipient 

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Ninamarie A.

MEd Curriculum and Instruction (ESOL Education PK-12 Licensure) 

Dr. Marjory F. Brown-Azarowicz Endowed Scholarship in Education Recipient 

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Heather G.

BSEd Early Childhood Education for Diverse Learners 

Dr. Marjory F. Brown-Azarowicz Endowed Scholarship in Education Recipient 

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Jack B.

MEd Curriculum and Instruction (Secondary Education – English) 

Dr. Marjory F. Brown-Azarowicz Endowed Scholarship in Education Recipient 

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Kyle D.

MS Athletic Training 

Kyle Wilson Memorial Scholarship Recipient 

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Emily B.

MEd Education Leadership 

Phyllis Cofield Pajardo Scholarship Fund Recipient 

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Stephanie V.

MEd Curriculum and Instruction (Secondary Education – English) 

Wen Pei Wu Scholarship Recipient 

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Hannah P.

MEd Curriculum and Instruction (Secondary Education – Earth Science) 

Hattie M. Strong Foundation (HMSF) Scholarship Recipient 

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Anita O.

MEd Special Education (Early Childhood Special Education Licensure) 

Hattie M. Strong Foundation (HMSF) Scholarship Recipient 

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Victor S.

MEd Curriculum and Instruction (Secondary Education – Math) 

Hattie M. Strong Foundation (HMSF) Scholarship Recipient 

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Madison S.

Mason LIFE Program – Comprehensive Certificate 

Mats Hormel vQ Endowed Scholarship Recipient 

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Markus H.

Mason LIFE Program – Comprehensive Certificate 

Thomas and Carol Wheeler Fund Scholarship Recipient 

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Nicholas O.

Mason LIFE Program – Comprehensive Certificate 

Thomas and Carol Wheeler Fund Scholarship Recipient 

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Jay C.

Mason LIFE Program – Comprehensive Certificate 

Bridget Healy Memorial Scholarship Recipient 

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Nora M.

PhD Education (Special Education Specialization)

Helen A Kellar Endowed Graduate Fellowship Recipient 

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Christopher C.

PhD Education (Special Education Specialization)

Helen A Kellar Endowed Graduate Fellowship Recipient 

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Kaitlynn F.

PhD Education (Special Education Specialization)

Helen A Kellar Endowed Graduate Fellowship Recipient 

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Family and Consumer Sciences Scholarship Opportunity

The Virginia FCCLA Leadership Foundation is pleased to offer a $1,000 scholarship to current juniors, seniors, first-year graduate students, or career-switchers enrolled at a Virginia college or university. The focus of the scholarship is for students pursuing a degree in Family & Consumer Sciences (FCS) or a related field, with the intention of becoming an FCS teacher and FCCLA adviser.


Many students entering Family & Consumer Sciences Education will often major in a related FCS content area and will then pick up the teaching endorsement.

Related FCS majors for this scholarship include:

  • Child Development and Parenting
  • Culinary Arts
  • Early Childhood Education and Services and Pre-K Education
  • Economics and Personal Finance
  • Education – Grades 6-12
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Education
  • Family and Human Services
  • Family Relations
  • Fashion Design
  • Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation
  • Housing and Interior Design
  • Individual Development
  • Nutrition and Wellness/Dietetics

Students who are not planning to enter FCS teaching at the middle or high school level should not apply.


Complete the application below and email it to vafcclafoundation@gmail.com. Completed applications are due on or before November 1, 2023