George Mason University

Education: Methods of Teaching & Learning


Mason professors have pioneered new ways to teach math and science to students from elementary school through college. Their innovative approaches open the doors to STEM fields to students who may have bypassed these critical careers. Our record of achievement and scholarship combine to produce outstanding educators who invigorate the classroom and promote learning and development for people of all ages locally and nationally.

  • Center for Education Policy and Evaluation

    The center strives to increase the knowledge of education policy and promote the discussion of state, national and international policy alternatives. The Center interprets education research to make recommendations to decision makers, practitioners, and the public.

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  • Center for International Education

    Building on George Mason University’s rich history of international educational work, the center conducts research in international education systems from kindergarten to the university level. It creates and implements programs that enrich teaching and learning in international schools, and it looks for ways to develop international mindedness in schools.

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  • Center for Outreach in Mathematics Professional Learning and Educational Technology

    Through a partnership between George Mason University faculty and school districts in Northern Virginia, the center promotes excellence in mathematics teaching and learning through special initiatives and technology integration. It offers quality professional development for math teachers, special educators, and teachers of Limited English Proficient students.

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  • Center for Restructuring Education in Science and Technology

    The Center for Restructuring Education in Science and Technology is helping provide quality science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education programs for all ages. Working with scientists, engineers, businesses and educational leaders, the Center offers teachers programs that are designed to enrich their knowledge of science and technology.

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  • Diversity Research and Action Consortium

    Every day across the region, state, and nation, public and private human service and non-governmental organizations provide services to increasingly complex culturally and racially diverse populations. Many of these organizations work relatively independently without the ability to learn or collaborate with other organizations doing similar work with different racial and ethnic populations. The Diversity Research and Action Consortium was established to provide the ability to integrate research, consulting, and coordination of diversity services among these organizations. The consortium incorporates multidisciplinary approach to facilitate comprehensive analysis of the complex issues related to ethnic and cultural diversity, providing research, training, consultation, and program evaluation with a wide range of national and international experts.

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  • Helen A. Kellar Institute for Human disAbilities

    The Helen A. Kellar Institute for Human disAbilities is focused on improving the lives and productivity of persons with disabilities. The institute’s projects include conducting comprehensive research, implementing innovative teacher training programs, and developing state-of-the- art technologies that improve the lives and productivity of people with disabilities.

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  • Mathematics Education Center

    The Mathematics Education Center conducts groundbreaking research, offers professional development and designs instructional materials for mathematics teaching and learning. One unique feature of the center's research: The study of mathematical representations including physical and virtual manipulatives. Mason’s faculty members have expertise in K-16 mathematics education, representation theory, instructional technology, and design-based research.

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