GSEHD Preview Day

Thank you for learning more about GSEHD through the 2021 Virtual Preview Day! If you missed the event, please feel free to utilize the recorded resources below to learn more about GW, GSEHD, and the larger DC community. You can also reach out to the GSEHD team to setup a time to connect one on one by scheduling an appointment below.

Welcome to GSEHD

Presented by Rebecca Vander Schaaf, Director of Admissions

Description: An overview of GSEHD's desire to help students grow academically and professionally.


Living and Learning in Washington, DC

Presented by: Ben Cook, Admissions Coordinator

Description: As a GSEHD student, it is key to balance a new city with school, work, and life. Learn more about the resources available to you within GW and DC.


Funding your Graduate Education

Presented by: Rebecca Vander Schaaf, Director of Admissions

Description: Learn more about opportunities available within GSEHD and GW to fund your graduate school journey.


GSEHD Current Student Panel

Featured Students: Aytaj Gasimova (IEP), Courtland James (HEA Doc), Janard Smith (OLL - Online), and Sophie Joula (CMHC)

Description: Ask questions and learn about life as a Graduate Student at GSEHD!


Master Class I: To Be Or Not To Be: The Course Syllabus As A Contract

Faculty Member: Dr. Dwayne Wright

Description: The world runs on agreements. Whether it is a consumer negotiating on the price on a product, a landlord negotiating on rent payments after COVID 19, or a school district negotiating a union contract; we simply would not be able to do much in this world without formal, legally protected agreements. But what about informal agreements? The early admission college application, patient-client confidentiality as a counselor, the individual education plan as an educator of students of special needs; all these are promises which allow for the proper operation of education and development, but, technically speaking, are they considered legally binding contracts akin to a rental agreement? In this mini lecture, you will learn the elements of a contract, how to apply in in both personal and professional settings, and (interactive, small groups) you will tackle an age-old question that as stump lawyers, higher education administrators, and teachers alike; namely - is the course syllabus a contract?


Master Class II: Are you seeing what I am seeing?

Faculty Member: Dr. Shaista Khilji (Human and Organizational Learning)

Description: An introduction to the diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) theory, and practice, and addresses important questions such as: What is diversity? How is it different from inclusion and equity? What are some of the invisible and visible types of diversity? Why have many of these DEI efforts failed? What can we do to develop more inclusive organizations in today's fast changing, and complex environment?


Master Class III: Positionality, Subjectivity, and Social Location

Faculty Member: Dr. Lionel Howard (Educational Leadership)

Description: Explore the ways in which our identities, professional, and personal experiences, values, and belief systems affect our work as applied researchers, practitioners, and our engagement in policy activity.


Schedule a Virtual Admissions Meeting

Have questions about our programs? Schedule a virtual meeting with a member of our admissions team.
Doctoral Programs
Monique Barner | Associate Director of Admissions | Schedule an Appointment
Department of Counseling & Human Development, Department of Human & Organizational Learning, Department of Special Education, Secondary Education
Kimberly Suttle | Assistant Director of Admissions | Schedule an Appointment
Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy, Department of Educational Leadership
Holli Selman | Assistant Director of Admissions | Schedule an Appointment
Experiential Jewish Education, Israel Education, Museum Education
Ben Cook | Admissions Coordinator | Schedule an Appointment
Elementary Education
Austin Shock | Admissions Coordinator | Schedule an Appointment
Online Programs
Mike Harris | Assistant Director of Admissions | Schedule an Appointment