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.

Fully Online Assistive Technology Degree Program

All Assistive Technology masters and certificate programs are delivered 100% online; students never have to come to campus.

Most courses are asynchronous only, with only a few that have one or two synchronous class sessions within the semester-long course. Students participate in a range of online learning activities designed to provide a hands-on, high quality educational experience. Learn more about our technology components and if you are ready to be an online learner.

Dynamic Learning Environments

Our courses go beyond just webinars. The program is designed to provide dynamic learning environments that offer:
  • Direct, hands-on opportunities with AT tools
  • Application of AT skills with real clients within authentic settings
  • On-going guidance from knowledgeable faculty
  • Shared experiences with classmates and instructors
  • Opportunities to customize learning based on personal interests and/or professional goals
  • Exposure to a wide range of AT developers and vendors
  • Connected, ever-growing community of AT professionals

Who Should Apply

Our general audience includes:

  • General and special educators
  • Related service personnel (OT, PT, SLP, etc.)
  • Adult service providers
  • Corporate, government, and military personnel (specific interests in accessibility)
  • Family and caregivers who work with various individuals with disabilities
  • Rehabilitation and medical personnel

Why Choose Mason

  • The online format removes barriers of time and location that would be encountered with a face-to-face program.
  • Mason boasts the second oldest Assistive Technology program in the nation.
  • You will learn from diverse faculty, including practitioners, PhDs, and those who utilize assistive technologies.
  • The courses are project-based and will allow you to gain experience working in the community with real clients.
  • Mason’s Assistive Technology program has produced more PhDs than any other similar program in the country.
  • A virtual lab will provide you with all the software programs you need, for free. Hardware necessary for courses will be sent to you by your professors, or obtained from an organization in your community.
  • Courses in the program may count towards recertification credits for K-12 teachers.
  • Your professors are recognized experts in the field who are regularly awarded Federal and State grants for research and present at professional conferences including CEC, ISAAC, RESNA, Closing the Gap, and ATIA.

Technology Overview

  • What are asynchronous classes?

  • What are synchronous class sessions?

Being Online Ready

There are many benefits to online courses; however, you also need to be aware of what is required to be successful before jumping in. Here are a few things to consider.

  • Do you have access to reliable high speed internet and a reliable computer?

  • Are you self-motivated?

  • Are you confident you have time to devote to online classes?

  • What does a typical learning module look like?