Secondary Education in Cambridge
UK, Spring 2021
- Immerse yourself in secondary teaching and learning in an international setting
- Observe and learn about instructional skills and secondary education traditions in the classroom (Grades 6-8).
- Previous school sites have included Parkside Secondary and Trumpington.
- Students will be placed in single or double rooms near City Centre with easy access to shops, grocery stores, restaurants, public transportation (bus and rail), and hospital facilities.
EligibilityThis program is only open to graduate students currently enrolled in the M.Ed in Secondary Education program at George Mason University. Students must be in good academic standing and are encouraged to be enrolled in their appropriate methods I courses (English, social studies, science, or math) and EDUC 472/672.
Anticipated Course Options*Graduate:
- Secondary Education EDCI 597: Secondary Education Abroad
April 23 – May 9, 2021
|Day 1||Students arrive in Cambridge; Evening Walking Tour|
|Day 3||First day at school site|
|Day 4||Full day at school site|
|Day 5||Full day at school site; Early Evening Seminar|
|Day 6||Full day at school site|
|Day 7||Field trip|
|Day 8-9||Free days|
|Day 10||Full day at school site|
|Day 11||Full day at school site|
|Day 12||Full day at school site; Early Evening Seminar|
|Day 13||Full day at school site|
|Day 14||Full day at school site|
|Day 15||Free day|
|Day 16||Field trip|
* Dates and itinerary subject to change. The Global Education Office reserves the right to make changes to a program in light of currency fluctuations, changing security and safety conditions, and/or any other unforeseen circumstances.
Spring 2021: Coming soon!
Included: Tuition for 3 credits, accommodations, local transportation, daily breakfast, excursion fund, airport shuttle from Heathrow, international emergency medical insurance.
Not included: Airfare*, passport and visa fees, most meals, personal spending, required textbooks and/or course materials.
*Note: This program does not include a group flight. Information regarding arrival times and location will be sent out to all participants after the application deadline. Do not purchase airfare until you receive the "Green Light for Flights" notice from the Global Education Office via email. The notice will include information on the arrival/departure airports, flight times, and where to meet the group. Students who fail to follow the guidelines GEO sends out will be responsible for applicable costs of changing their flights.
When the time comes to purchase airfare, GEO will be recommending the purchase of Flight Interruption and Cancellation Insurance. The “Green Light for Flights” email will provide additional information about this insurance.
Students on MasonGEO programs must pay the advertised program cost in order to participate. This cost will be made in three payments (Deposit + First Payment + Final Payment). Students using financial aid can provide additional paperwork in lieu of deposit and final balance payments.
Application Deposit: A non-refundable program deposit $200 must be received by the application deadline. This fee is paid online through the MasonAbroad application system and is included in the program fee.
First Payment: A non-refundable payment of $1000 must be received by November 20th in order to confirm your enrollment in the program. Students who are using financial aid may have this payment deadline extended. See "Financial Aid" information below.
Final Payment: The final balance payment is due by December 10th. This is the difference of your Program Cost minus the $1200 you've already paid (Deposit + First Payment). Students who are using financial aid may have this payment deadline extended. See "Financial Aid" information below.
Financial Aid and VA Benefits: Students who intend to use financial aid or their VA benefits to fund their program fees (partially or in full) must have the "Intent to Use Financial Aid" or "Intent to Use VA Benefits Form" completed and on file with the Global Education Office by the First Payment deadline. The "Intent to Use Financial Aid" form is available in the MasonAbroad application system once you have started your application for this program. If you are using VA Benefits please contact your program officer to request the "Intent to Use VA Benefits Form."
For more information on payments, financial aid, and information for non-Mason students:
GEO offers a number of need- and merit-based scholarships. All Mason students are welcome to apply:
Program Deposit: $200 for all applicants.
Course Selection Questionnaire: You will choose the course(s) you would like to be receive credit for on this program. Check the "Academics" tab to see what courses are offered on this program. If you need help selecting your course, check with your academic advisor.
Passport Status Questionnaire: You do not need a passport to complete this questionnaire or the application. However, if you do not have a valid passport, you should begin applying for one now. The Global Education Office offers Passport Grants to help.
Signature Documents: Read and electronically "sign" the documents regarding the acknowledgement of risk, the pre-departure orientation, and your financial responsibility.
Intent to Use Financial Aid Form: For Mason students only. If you use financial aid, this form must be completed by your financial aid counselor and submitted by the 1st payment deadline.
* Additional application requirements may apply to individual programs. Once you open your application, you will see all application requirements.
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Spring Semester||2021||11/10/2020 **||Rolling Admission||04/23/2021||05/09/2021|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.