Teacher Preparation Programs

Thank you for your interest in the state-approved teacher preparation programs in the College of Visual and Performing Arts.

CVPA offers the following paths to licensure programs:

Content Area Review

Applicants who apply for licensure programs must go through the Content Area Review process. During this process, you will be required to submit a Content Area Review (CAR) *form and transcripts. The CAR form and transcripts will be reviewed by the College of Education and Human Development Office of Teacher Preparation. An approved CAR form must be uploaded to the graduate application.

*CVPA Applicants must be within 9 credits of those required on the Content Area Review form.

Learn more about Content Area Review


George Mason University will verify completion of the requirements of a Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) state-approved preparation program at the graduate or undergraduate level. Such verification does not guarantee the issuance of a Virginia Collegiate Professional, Postgraduate Professional, or Pupil Personnel license from the Commonwealth of Virginia. It is solely the student's responsibility to comply with all requirements for licensure by the Commonwealth. Under Virginia law, a social security number is required for licensure.

Contact Us

Program Advisors

  • Robert Yi, Art Education, Master or Arts in Teaching and Art Education Licensure, Graduate
  • Tina Beveridge, Music Education Licensure for PK-12, Graduate Certificate
  • Mimsi Janis, Teaching Theater PK-12, Graduate Certificate

Contact Area Review



Sarah Coffin, an Arts Management graduate student