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.
Effective summer 2015, the Division of Special Education and disAbility Research will discontinue the use of the Pearson Digital Library. No further registrations will be accepted. Students who hold current subscriptions will continue to have access to the library for the remainder of their subscription time. However, no further updates will be made to the digital library. During this time, should a textbook be revised or a new book is adopted for a class where the text is included in the digital library, Pearson will have options available to you and will provide you with an individual e-text or, if there is no e-text, a printed copy. Students, who have purchased a 3-year subscription directly through Pearson Education, will also have an option to obtain a prorated refund. However, 3-year subscription access cards purchased via the GMU bookstore will need to speak with a George Mason Bookstore Representative. Please be aware that the issuance of a refund, in this case, is at the discretion of the George Mason bookstore. Concerns or questions may be directed to Molly Haines at Molly.Haines@pearson.com.
News and Announcements
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...
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...
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...