Well-Being Opportunities for Students

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Read below for two well-being opportunities for students in Fall 2023: Mental Health First Aid and Explore Resilience! Interested in enrolling in either or both courses? Visit Patriot Web today!

Mental Health First Aid

Enroll in a fall semester section of UNIV 372: Mental Health First Aid for 0-1 credit. Through your participation in the course, you have the option to earn a Mental Health First Aid certification. This course will help you become more familiar with a variety of mental health challenges and explore how stigma may affect help-seeking behaviors. You will also learn basic skills to help someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. 

UNIV 372 CL1 CRN 75998

  • August 24 – October 5
  • Thursdays 9:00 – 10:15
  • Online via Zoom with Katie Clare

UNIV 372 001 CRN 75999

  • October 19 – November 30
  • Thursdays 9:00 – 10:15
  • Fairfax Campus with Patrice Levinson
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Explore Resilience in Fall 2023

Enroll in UNIV 170 or 370: Explore Resilience in Fall 2023 for 0-1 credit to explore and enhance resilience while earning a digital credential

UNIV 170 CRN 79137 or UNIV 370 CRN 79138

  • October 19 – November 30
  • Thursdays 12:00 – 1:15
  • Online via Zoom
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Financial Well-Being Peer Mentor Part-Time Position Available

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The Student Support and Advocacy Center (SSAC) and Early Identification Program (EIP) are hiring a Financial Well-Being Peer Mentor for Summer 2023, Fall 2023, and Spring 2024. Please read below for more information and apply on Mason360 by Monday, May 15, 2023

Position Pay, Commitment, & Eligibility Requirements:

Rate: $17.00 per hour

Part-Time: Up to 10 hours a week commitment

Open to graduate and undergraduate students. Experience working with students preferred.

Deadline: May 15, 2023

Application: Apply in Mason360

Position Details:

The Financial Well-Being Peer Mentor (FWB Peer Mentor) will play an integral role in mentoring and assisting EIP high school students with understanding the financial cost of higher education. The FWB Peer Mentor will assist students and their families through small group coaching, lead workshops, and individual counseling; and provide continuous mentorship to high school students throughout the upcoming school year. The FWB Peer Mentor will have experience in mentoring high school aged students along with an understanding of the complexities that come with reading financial award letters, applying for the FAFSA, and transitioning from high school to college as first-generation college students. The FWB Peer Mentor will directly report to the Assistant Director for Financial Well-Being in the Student Support and Advocacy Center (SSAC). In addition, the FWB Peer Mentor will work closely with the Assistant Director for College Readiness, Early Identification Program (EIP). The FWB Peer Mentor will be an in-person and virtual position for Summer 2023 to Spring 2024.

More Information:

View the official job listing by logging in to Mason360 to view the detailed position description, preferred qualifications, and to apply!


Summer 2023 Graduate Peer Advisor (GPA) Opportunities

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The CEHD Office of Student and Academic Affairs (SAA), in collaboration with the Office of the Associate Provost for Graduation Education (APGE), will support up to five (5) Graduate Peer Advisors (GPAs) for Summer 2023.

View this announcement for additional details about the position(s) and the qualifications. The position duties are fairly broad in support of CEHD graduate student enrollment, retention, and student success. The GPAs will support projects throughout the College and will have occasional meetings and trainings with the APGE staff. 

The duration of the appointment is June 10, 2023 – August 24, 2023.

The deadline to apply is Sunday, April 23, 2023 at 11:59 PM EDT. Apply here!

Select applicants will be invited to interview the week of April 24, 2023. Finalists will be notified by Friday, April 28, and will be required to officially accept the offer in writing by Monday, May 1. Please contact with questions.


CEHD Scholarships Now Open for Fall 2023

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Numerous CEHD scholarships are now open and accepting applications through Tuesday, May 30, 2023. These scholarships will be dispersed to recipients in the Fall 2023 semester. 

Please view the CEHD Scholarships and Awards webpage for information on eligibility requirements and how to apply. Scholarships currently accepting applications have “Apply by [date]” noted after their name on the site. 

Unless otherwise noted, all scholarship applications are hosted through GMU Academic Works. Log in to their site today to be matched with the scholarships you are eligible for!

Scholarships Open Now
Annandale Woman's Club Endowed Scholarship
Dr. Marjory F. Brown-Azarowicz Scholarship
Kyle Wilson Memorial Scholarship
The Bernard and Marianne Harless Scholarship Fund
The Phyllis Cofield Pajardo Scholarship Fund
Wen Pei Wu Scholarship

CEHD Students Chosen to Attend the TOP Institute

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The 2023 Teachers of Promise (TOP) Institute was held this past weekend, and five CEHD students were nominated to attend this prestigious event. 

The Teachers of Promise (TOP) Institute was established in 2004 to identify and recognize the best prospective teachers from college and university schools of education across Virginia. The Institute is funded by The Teachers of Promise Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization based in Roanoke, Virginia, and is organized by a team of practicing educators. To date, the Institute has honored more than 3,650 Teachers of Promise from more than three dozen institutions of higher education.

CEHD Students in Attendance:

Colleen CookEnglish to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Education (PK–12 Licensure)

Vaishnavi DholakiaSpecial Education 

Dianne McshaneHealth and Physical Education

Yong-joon ParkSecondary Education

Isabel PigottElementary Education

We are so proud of our incredible students, and look forward to seeing the influential work they contribute to the field of education!