Graduate School of Education and Human Development

Matt Tosiello, GSEHD grad.

At GW’s Graduate School of Education and Human Development (GSEHD), our mission is bold

and optimistic: impart skills and values that equip our students to lead.

As scholars and teachers, we stimulate imagination and innovation and help our students build knowledge through real-world experiences.

We equip students with the intellectual and moral capacity to tackle the most challenging problems in education.

Located in the heart of our nation’s capital and with robust ties to partners around the world, we turn aspirations into realities.

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Demetria Clark

"My work centers on children in kindergarten through 2nd grade who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and I can already see the impact I'm having on my students."

Demetria Clark, GSEHD '17
Mary Hatwood Futrell Scholarship Recipient

Read more of Demetria's Story

GSEHD teacher at work.

Shape the Future for Education Leaders

The cost of attending graduate school in education has become increasingly burdensome. But the talent to lead the education and human development professions has never been more critical for our future. Supporting students with scholarship assistance can make a significant difference in the quality—and size—of our student body.

Support student success and growth

GWTIP in action.

Make New Strides in Teaching

We’re a small school with a big agenda that requires quality faculty to carry it out. Faculty retirements anticipated over the next five years create an opportunity to reassess the alignment of faculty resources with signature programs. Attracting the best faculty ensures our students will benefit from excellence in scholarship and teaching.

Learn how endowed faculty can help GSEHD

Why Teach seminar with Arne Duncan

Enhance Student and Faculty Collaboration

With your support we can capitalize on our geographic and intellectual advantages to enhance our students’ experiences through public seminars, major speakers, innovative lecture series, town hall debates, conferences, and other gatherings.

Contact us to support unique experiences for GSEHD students


Mayberg Center for Jewish Education and Leadership Opens

March 31, 2017

Mayberg Center for Jewish Education and Leadership Opens