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: Special Education

Children with special needs require unique instruction by specially trained professionals to help them achieve their highest potential and strive to progress beyond their limitations.

The Special Education concentration provides advanced expertise for educators, administrators, and other professionals providing services to individuals with special needs. Students select one of the following areas of emphasis: applied behavior analysis; assistive technology; students with disabilities who access the adapted curriculum; students with disabilities who access the general curriculum; teaching students with autism; visual impairments.

Core Courses (12 credits)

Specialization Courses (18 credits)

Students work with a Special Education advisor to select 18 credits of general Special Education or relevant concentration courses from among the classes listed below.

Applied Behavior Analysis Emphasis (18 credits)More Less
Teaching Students with Autism Emphasis (18 credits)More Less

Choose 18 credits from the following

  • *One additional advisor-approved three credit course

Note: *Students must choose an elective course from among the other ASTL Special Education emphases to complete the required 18 credits.



Special Ed Concentration form (pdf)