Graduate School of Education - George Mason University
Graduate School of Education - George Mason University

Our Graduate School of Education is the alma mater for one third of teachers and administrators in Northern Virginia’s world-class school systems. Each year, more than 3,000 graduate students enroll in our innovative academic programs, which include advanced study for teachers and school leaders, instructional design and technology, and a renowned PhD in Education program that is among the largest in the country.

School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism - George Mason University

The School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism (SRHT) offers exciting, career-ready majors in dynamic fields such as athletic training, tourism and events management, health and physical education, kinesiology, sport management, and recreation management. SRHT features renowned faculty, cutting-edge research, six laboratories and centers, and a diverse student body of more than 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students each year. Each major requires one or more internship or clinical experiences, ensuring that students graduate not just with a transcript but with a resume that demonstrates their professional aptitude and skills.

Curriculum and Instruction, MEd Concentration in ASTL: Diversity and Exceptionality in PK-12 Schools

This concentration joins graduate courses in Special Education, Gifted Education, and Second Language Learning. It is designed for general education teachers who seek to enhance their professional knowledge and skills related to students with disabilities, students who demonstrate advanced capabilities in various domains, and English Learners.

Core Courses (12 credits)

Diversity and Exceptionality in PK-12 Schools Concentration Courses (18 credits)

In consultation with advisor, choose 6 courses (18 credits) from among the following, with the goal of selecting at least one course from each area.

Students with Disabilities who Access the General Curriculum


English for Speakers of Other Languages

Total: 30 credits