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Special Education

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The Special Education graduate programs offer doctoral specializations, master's degrees, and graduate certificates including teacher education and licensure coursework. The programs provide professionals with the specialized knowledge, skills, and professional dispositions needed to meet the educational needs of children with special needs. The licensure curricula are based on the standards of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and meet the requirements of the Virginia Department of Education. Other areas of study include applied behavior analysis and assistive technology. The applied behavior analysis certificate is based on the standard of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.

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GMU AT Program at ATIA 2015

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ABA Workshop: Sexuality and Sexual Education with Adolescents, and Adults with ASD: What Parents, Teachers, and Behavior Analysts Need to Know



This workshop will provide an overview of the issues related to sexuality education in ASD with an emphasis on the application of Behavior Analystic Interventions to teach safety skills, social competence, and basic sexuality information.


Council For Learning Disabilities Honors Margaret King-Sears With 2014 Service Award

Professor Margaret King-Sears received the Floyd G. Hudson 2014 Service Award from the Council for Learning Disabilities for outstanding performance and commitment. Read more...

2014 State of the Art Conference on Postsecondary Education and Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities


George Mason University’s Helen A. Kellar Institute for Human disAbilities and the Taishoff Center for Inclusive Higher Education at Syracuse University are very pleased to announce that Read more...

ABA Workshop: TAGteach Certification Seminar


TAGteach creates an environment where teachers and students succeed by design. It’s easy, it’s fun and it works.This workshop will be held on November 7 and 8 and focuses on the TAGteach tools and techniques.


ABA workshop: Working with Staff to Promote Work Quality and Enjoyment: Evidence-Based Strategies


This workshop will be held on Saturday, October 11, 2014 and will describe evidence-based means of supervising and consulting with human service and education staff to promote work quality and Read more...

ABA workshop: Preference-Based Teaching: Helping People with Intellectual Disabilities Enjoy Learning without Problem Behavior


This workshop will be held on Friday, October 10, 2014 and will describe evidence-based ways to make teaching enjoyable for learners with intellectual and related disabilities and eliminate the Read more...

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