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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.

Dean Michael Feuer
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Programs
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Online Programs
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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

STUDENTS

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.

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.

ALUMNI

NEWS
GSEHD Alumna Brenda C. Williams Honored as PhD Faculty of the Year
May 30 - GSEHD alumna Brenda C. Williams (master's in rehabilitation counseling and Ed.D. in higher education administration) was honored as Indiana Tech's PhD Faculty of the Year! Dr. Williams is the special assistant to the VP/CIO at Montgomery College and a visiting professor at Indiana Tech's Global Leadership PhD Program.
Jennifer Lowe receives GSEHD's John Horrworth Children's Book Award
May 30 - GSEHD student Jennifer Lowe (master's, elementary education) was named winner of the 2017 John Horrworth Children's Book Award on May 19th at the Elementary Education Program's Class of 2017 Graduation Celebration. Dr. Gloria Horrworth, Professor Emeritus of Reading Education, established the endowment in 2001 in memory of her son, John, who was an avid reader before his passing from leukemia at the age of 14. The endowment provides annual cash prizes to Elementary Education Program students who prevail in a children's book writing competition. Kim Sloan, instructor for the program's Children's Literature course, conducted the children's book writing project, which culminates in this annual competition with awards determined by a panel of judges. The winner receives $500 and honorable mentions receive $100 each. Jennifer Lowe won for her book Am I an Artist? The two honorable mentions were Josh Benjamin for Granny Smith's Memory, and Jessica Yang for Fly's Tutu.
Dr. Sharon Lynch and Her Team Won the Public Choice Award
May 30 - Dr. Sharon Lynch's video, Creating Opportunity in an Inclusive STEM Agricultural High School, was voted one of the top ten videos out of 171 videos in the National Science Foundation's STEM for All showcase, winning a Public Choice Award with 2,676 views in 35 states and 7 countries. The Opportunity Structures for Preparation and Inspiration (OSPrI) research program studied eight highly successful inclusive STEM high schools across the U.S. and identified the components critical to their effectiveness. The video features one of the study schools, the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences. To learn more about the OSPrI study, visit https://ospri.research.gwu.edu/.
Maria Ferguson Quoted by Education Week
May 30 - Maria Ferguson, Executive Director of GSEHD's Center on Education Policy, was quoted in Education Week's Education Research: How the Trump Budget Stacks Up and Federal Budget Plan Spares Some Ed. Research Efforts, Cuts Others.
Dr. Burley Gives Keynote Address at Conference
May 30 - Dr. Diana Burley gave the keynote address at the Gulf Information Security Expo and Conference. Dr. Burley spoke about the need to focus on social, behavioral and cultural factors that drive human behavior while developing a robust awareness campaign to improve cybersecurity in organizations. Her keynote address was mentioned in menafm.com's Spotlight on CyberSecurity! Lieutenant General Dahi Khalfan Tamim Inaugurates 4th Gulf Information Security Expo and Conference (GISEC) 2017.