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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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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...

Tuition Discounts for CEHD Graduate Students

Save money on your education! Tuition discounts are now available to Virginia educators and CEHD out-of-state graduate students. Read more...

Lessons Learned in Creating Online Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Graduate Certificate Program


Dr. Theodore Hoch, professor of the fully online Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Graduate Certificate program, utilizes innovative tools to deliver quality, accessible online courses. Read more...

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Last week the Division for Learning Disabilities of the Council for Exceptional Children hosted a tribute for Mason's Tom Scruggs and Margo Mastropieri.  Read more...

Assistive Technology Programs Now Online


The MEd in Curriculum and Instruction program launched the Assistive Technology concentration and certificate in a fully online format.


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