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Transforming Education Starts From Within

The Graduate School of Education and Human Development (GSEHD) within the George Washington University offers a wide array of programs from education policy to higher ed administration to international education. Through our 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.

 

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 Find the Degree that Matches Your Leadership Career Goals

 

 

Master's Degrees

Assessment, Testing, and Measurement in Education

This 15-month program is designed for individuals who are entering or advancing in positions associated with assessment, testing, and measurement in diverse settings. 

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Educational Leadership and Administration

- On-Campus or Online -

This 30-credit hour program prepares future leaders among school faculty, plus those who aim to take on leadership roles within a school or school district, including department chairs, curriculum specialists, assistant principals and more.

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Educational Technology Leadership

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Gain skills to lead the strategy and implementation of teaching and learning systems using emerging educational technologies. 

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Education Policy Studies

Analyze the political, social and organizational environments affecting education policy and learn to develop policy options, analyze their potential, implement them effectively, and then evaluate their impact. 

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Experiential Jewish Education

The only program of its kind in the country will teach you pedagogical approaches to Jewish Education in experiential settings. Students may specialize in Jewish cultural arts, Jewish social justice and community engagement, or Israel education. 

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Higher Education Administration

Become immersed in innovative work to ensure that colleges are using inclusive and multicultural student affairs practices focused on promoting social justice, civic engagement, and equity. Deepen your expertise by selecting a concentration in General Administration, Higher Education Policy and Finance, International Higher Education, Social Justice, or Student Affairs Administration.

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International Education

This program is designed for those interested in training, adult learning, and development in diverse settings that require international understanding.

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Israel Education

The program combines several diverse fields, among them Israel studies, philosophy of education, curriculum development and pedagogy, educational leadership, and theories and practices of working with people. 

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Museum Education

Prepare to meet the interests of the public in museums and other lifelong learning environments, while gaining experience in many of the world’s leading galleries.

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Joint/Dual Degrees

Master's in Business Administration / Master's in Higher Education Administration

To respond to current challenges for higher education administrators, policy makers, and consultants, GW has established dual degrees in which you are able to hone analytical skills that examine the intersection between business, technology, social, political, economic, and institutional factors that shape higher education administration, policies and their underlying conditions.

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Juris Doctorate / Master's in Education Policy

Students who enroll full-time can complete both degrees in four years. 

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Juris Doctorate / Master's in Higher Education Administration

Hone analytical skills that examine the intersection between legal, social, political, and institutional factors that shape the administrative landscape.

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Graduate Certificates

Assessment, Testing, and Measurement in Education

The 12-credit program offers some of the nation's premier graduate training in psychometric and statistical methods. 

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Educational Technology Leadership

- Online -

Build on your foundational skills as an educator, instructional supervisor, or a similar background and develop the knowledge and skills needed to effectively integrate technology into your classroom.

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Incorporating International Perspectives in Education

This certificate will strengthen your understanding of internationalization as it relates to school systems and the development of K-12 curriculum. 

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Instructional Design

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Prepare to lead instructional design from the beginning stages of defining your organization’s learning needs to determining the appropriate instructional format to designing materials and implementing them. 

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Israel Education

Designed to combine academic study in the fields of education and Israel studies at GW, this certificate enhances the content knowledge and pedagogical methods of Israel educators in a variety of settings.

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Doctorate Degrees

Educational Leadership and Administration (EdD)

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The doctoral program offers a premier degree preparing candidates to achieve high-level success in a K-12 school setting. 

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Higher Education Administration (EdD)

Designed for working professionals, the research-focused program prepares senior leadership and executive management decision-makers for a variety of diverse, high-level positions.

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Education Policy Studies (PhD)

Students develop expertise in examining and assessing education problems and their interaction with their broader social environments.

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Specialist Degrees

Education Specialist in Educational Leadership and Administration

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Gain the skills and real-world experience to meet the needs of diverse learning communities as a PK-12 leader who understands curriculum design, instructional excellence, motivation and support of classroom professionals, and the broader community. Completion of this degree may also prepare qualified candidates for principal or administrator licensure.

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Post-Master's Certificates

Post-Master's Certificate in Advanced Practice of Education Policy

This practice-oriented graduate certificate provides training in tools and practices of policy design, development of evidence-informed solutions, negotiation of the political context, strategic communications and other skills of professional practice in policy.

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Post-Master's Certificate in Educational Leadership and Administration

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Designed for students who hold an earned master’s degree in education and desire to pursue positions in PK-12 leadership. Further your leadership abilities in education with the holistic understanding of curriculum design, motivation, and innovative instruction gained through this accelerated program.

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Why GSEHD at GW?

Access Washington, D.C.

Take advantage of our unique location in the heart of our nation’s capital, with access to research, internship, and employment opportunities with prestigious government and private organizations.

Leading Faculty

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 and health sectors.

Dual Degree Opportunities

GW provides you with the opportunity to combine law or business with higher education. Earn a Master’s degree from GSEHD and a JD from GW Law or an MBA from GW Business School.

You May Be Eligible

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No Application Fees

 


GRE is Not Required

 


Scholarships Available