Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy
As technology and educational objectives evolve to better serve student needs, our goal at the Graduate School of Education and Human Development (GSEHD) within the George Washington University is to prepare our students as educators, administrators, and researchers to improve teaching and learning practices within the classroom and to become leaders in their fields.
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.
Find the Degree that Matches Your Career Goals
- Curriculum and Instruction
Prepares for increased responsibilities in the design, implementation, research, and evaluation of curriculum and instruction. Unique to GW’s program, select a concentration in Interdisciplinary Studies, Elementary Education, or Reading and Literacy.
- Elementary Education *
Develop the knowledge, skills, and qualities essential for initial teaching effectiveness--with graduates eligible for teaching licensure.
- EdD in Curriculum and Instruction
The highly selective Doctor of Education program emphasizes inquiry-centered studies to explore cutting-edge education issues in both formal and informal learning environments. Gain hands-on research opportunities with leading international education institutions in Washington, D.C.
- PhD in Education: Curriculum and Instruction Concentration
Research issues related to curriculum and instruction in the context of academic, social, cultural, environmental, and civic advancement. Graduates are poised to move into academic and research positions in universities, government agencies, and professional research organizations with missions to improve education opportunities and outcomes.
- Curriculum Writing, Evaluation and Development (CWED)
Prepare to create dynamic, engaging, and student-centered educational content.
- Literacy Education
Students learn about cutting- edge teaching and learning principles of interdisciplinary reading, writing, and viewing texts.
- STEM Teaching
This 12-credit hour graduate certificate provides licensed K-12 educators with an opportunity to expand their skills and methods for engaging students in rich, powerful STEM learning experiences.
Not Currently Accepting Applications
Why GSEHD at GW?
Where better to prepare to influence the transformation of the education system than in the heart of our nation's capital? Benefit from GW's vast connections to government agencies and prestigious organizations, and gain a wealth of hands-on experiential learning opportunities at nearby diverse school settings.
Learn directly from nationally recognized educators and clinicians, all of whom can share their expertise and experience leading innovative research and practice through the ever-changing education sectors.
Further develop the knowledge, skills, and qualities essential for teaching effectiveness by engaging with faculty and peers in meaningful dialogue about critical issues facing students today.
We prepare teachers and leaders who can integrate theory and practice, are dedicated to teaching and learning in a pluralistic democracy, and are eager to contribute to the national conversation about the future of American education.
DR. SYLVEN BECK
Associate Professor, Elementary Education
Graduates who have successfully completed one of GSEHD’s state-approved teacher educator preparation programs and passed the ETS Praxis exams for licensure are eligible to receive a D.C. teaching license. Learn more and request Program Completer Verification >