Starting Date

January, May, August

Tuition Fee

$ 1,431 per credit


Fairfax, United States

Key Features

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).

Courses Included:

  • 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

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