Immersion Immersion  
Graduate School of Education
George Mason University
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Frequently Asked Questions

How does the Immersion program differ from the part-time program?

This program replaces the part-time coursework of EDIT704, EDIT601, EDIT701, and 7-credits of electives. These two 6-credit project development practicums consist of extended, situated involvement with several realistic projects selected from the corporate, academic or government arenas. In these projects students learn to manage and problem solve complex instructional issues related to effective instructional design and development much as they would in the real world. Students are expected to take on a specific role in a design project team and successfully interact with a client to design and produce a prototype instructional project that addresses the needs of the client organization.

What is the time commitment involved?

We estimate that the actual Immersion instruction time is 6 hours per week. This does not include additional required coursework and group meetings. Most students are occupied Monday through Thursday during regular business hours; however, the actual schedules may vary. We request that you are available Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Is there any funding for students?

Funding support is provided by the project sponsors. Students receive tuition funding for up to 24 out of 30 total credits needed in the Immersion Masters Program. There are no additional stipends provided for books, transportation etc.

Are there any prerequisites for admittance into the Immersion program?

Yes. Students applying to the program are required to complete EDIT 526 and EDIT 705 prior to admittance.

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Last Update: September 2, 2009
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