Welcome to GW's Graduate School of Education and Human Development


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It is an exciting time to be part of the Graduate School of Education and Human Development as we debate and engage in some of our nation's most important policy issues. Here, we believe that education has been and will continue to be the single greatest contributor to the public good and the nation's future. I'm looking forward to meeting and discussing these critical topics with you.


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Programs
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Full-Time Faculty
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Online Programs
1,405
Total Enrollment
PROGRAMS

Research and ideas come to life when put into practice. With Washington DC at your doorstep, countless opportunities are presented to turn classroom conversations into meaningful change. Choose to intern at the White House, advocate change on Capitol Hill, serve at an international development organization, or sharpen your skills working at a non-profit - - you will have the chance to explore, engage, advocate, and transform the conversation. Whether you want to change one life at a time or the nation's course, GSEHD offers you a foundation to excel and succeed.

A variety of counseling programs are designed to prepare students to become skilled professional practitioners in an expansive range of counseling specialties, including school counseling, clinical mental health counseling, rehabilitation counseling and career and workforce development, among others.

Our esteemed faculty members hold leadership positions in national counseling associations and can help you build networks that will last a lifetime.

GSEHD prepares educators, specialists, and researchers through programs that are interdisciplinary and research-based.

Whether you wish to teach elementary or secondary education in the U.S. and internationally, develop expertise in reading and literacy, or prepare for National Board Certification, we have nationally-recognized and nationally-accredited certificate and masters programs for you.

Offering a wide array of programs from education policy to higher education administration to museum education, GSEHD offers a curriculum-rich scholarly experience. Students integrate theory seamlessly with practice, developing into successful leaders in their fields.

Our location in Washington, DC, offers unique opportunities for the integration of real-world experience into education, whether one's interest lies in government work, educational administration, educational technology, cultural institutions, or international education.

Human and Organizational Learning focuses on the interrelationships among people, organizations, and learning, while utilizing systematic change processes.

Our programs teach learners to challenge assumptions through critical reflection, and foster group and self-directed learning. Theory, research, and practice are balanced throughout the curriculum. Students are encouraged to form learning communities to provide collective support, promote action learning, and model a learning culture.

GSEHD prepares 21st Century scholar-leaders who can promote the educational and social development of children and youth with disabilities from birth to adulthood and reduce their social exclusion.

GSEHD offers a variety of specialized programs that equip students with the knowledge and expertise to meet a growing need for special education across the developmental spectrum, including early intervention for children with academic and social difficulties or emotional and behavioral disabilities, and the transition needs of adolescents.

Our wide array of programs offers students the chance to hone in on their specialized areas of interest within the field of special education to make a difference through their work, teaching, and research

STUDENT LIFE

Research and ideas come to life when put into practice. With Washington DC at your doorstep, countless opportunities are presented to turn classroom conversations into meaningful change. Choose to intern at the White House, advocate change on Capitol Hill, serve at an international development organization, or sharpen your skills working at a non-profit - - you will have the chance to explore, engage, advocate, and transform the conversation. Whether you want to change one life at a time or the nation's course, GSEHD offers you a foundation to excel and succeed.

A few years ago, Dean Feuer decided our sense of community and service would be strengthened by bringing Admissions, Student Services and Career Services together in the Office of Student Life (OSL). Each one of us joined the OSL team with the goal of improving your experience at GSEHD. The school's signature statement is Transformation Begins Here, a bold declaration of what we know you are capable of achieving! My team and I want to do more than make your GSEHD experience productive and positive. We want to partner with you to enrich and accelerate your academic, personal and professional success

Distinct from peer institutions, GSEHD's Office of Career Services is dedicated exclusively to our students and alumni. Focused on the unique professional opportunities and requirements in the field of education and human development, career planning and support is available from the day you begin your studies to long after you have completed your degree. If you're a current student or alumni of GSEHD and need career support, you can schedule an appointment with a dedicated career counselor via the Career Services homepage.

FACULTY

We draw our faculty from the corridors of policy and power in our hometown, Washington, D.C. and attract experts from across the nation, all focused on enhancing the research and practice of education and human development. Their ground-breaking research has changed the landscape of cyber-security training, college access and affordability, cognition and neuroscience, urban community-engaged teaching. Discover how GSEHD faculty research is making a difference.

NEWS
GSEHD Alumna Christine James Quoted by GW Today
Mar 13 - GSEHD alumna Christine James (Master's, Higher Education Administration) was quoted in GW Today's Successful Alumni Offer Pointers on Washington Careers. Ms. James moderated the Alumni Careers Success panel on campus.
GSEHD Doctoral Candidate Christian Chan Elected as Member-at-Large
Mar 13 - GSEHD doctoral candidate Christian Chan (Counseling) was recently elected as the Member-at-Large, Outreach and Advocacy for a 3-year term with the Association for Adult Development and Aging (AADA), a division of the American Counseling Association (ACA).
GSEHD Students Present at AHRD Conference
Mar 13 - Current GSEHD students also gave presentations at the Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD) International Conference in the Americas. Ximena Vidal De Col presented Literature Review: Performing Arts-based Methods for Leadership Development; Oliver Crocco presented Community-Based Enterprise: An Integrative Literature Review; Teresa Hollingsworth presented Engagement and Work Passion in the Federal Government: Testing Model Fit Through a Secondary Analysis of Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey Data; Elizabeth Alvarado presented Fostering Individual Self-awareness and Meaning in the Workplace; and Mari Campuzano presented Promoting Your Individual Research via Social Media. In addition, Ms. Campuzano had a research paper included in the conference proceedings titled Minority Women in Male-dominated Industries: A Systematic Review of the Literature and served on a panel at the AHRD Graduate Student Colloquium on publishing in scholarly journals. GSEHD alumni Johanna Sweet, Katherine Rosenbusch, Robin Hurst, Ralph Soule, David Rude, and Jamie Callahan participated at the conference as well.