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.

The professional relationships cohorts build can result in a network, which extends beyond the classroom, and can significantly help students’ career development and professional advancement.

The Early Childhood Special Education Cohort program is designed for the working professional. With a cohort structure, the same group of students begins, proceeds through, and completes the program together. Cohorts are inherently designed to focus on the needs of the graduate student because the environment is a shared learning experience. In other words, each member of the cohort is seen as the teacher and learner, actively participates in discussions and learning activities, and is encouraged to support everyone’s contributions to the group.

FCPS SPEC 2016 CohortMore Less

Spring 1 2018 Course Information

Course: ECED 522 Developing Language, Literacy, and Communication of Diverse Infants and Toddlers
Instructor: Dr. Christan Coogle (ccoogle@gmu.edu)
Day: Thursday
Time: 5:00 – 7:40 pm
Location: Woodson HS Rm G120
Dates: Jan 25 to Mar 13; F2F – 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8

Textbooks:

  • American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.
  • Shillady, A. (2014). Spotlight on young children: Exploring language and literacy. Washington, DC: National Association for the Education of Young Children. ISBN: 9781938113055
  • Vukelich, C., Christie, J., Enx, B., & Roskos, K. A. (2016). Helping young children learn language and literacy: Birth through kindergarten (4th ed.), Enhanced Pearson eText with Loose-Leaf Version, Access Card Package. Boston, MA: Pearson. ISBN: 9780134166063

Tuition: payment will be due by midnight Jan 22, 2018

Spring 2 2018 Course Information

Course: ECED 523 Early Intervention for Infants & Toddlers with Disabilities: Collaborative & Consultative Approaches
Day: Thursdays
Dates: Mar 22 to May 17; F2F – 3/22, 4/5, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10
Times: 5:00-7:40pm
Instructor: Dr. Christan Coogle (ccoogle@gmu.edu)
Location: Woodson HS Rm G120

Required Texts:

  • American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.
  • Pletcher, L. C., & Younggren, N. O. (2013). The early intervention workbook: Essential practices for quality services. Baltimore, MD: Brookes. ISBN: 9781598572247
  • Center for Social Emotional Foundations on Early Learning [CSEFEL] (n. d.). Research synthesis: Infant mental health and early care and education providers. Retrieved from http://csefel.vanderbilt.edu/documents/rs_infant_mental_health.pdf
  • Division for Early Childhood. (2014). DEC recommended practices in early intervention/early childhood special education 2014. Retrieved from http://www.dec-sped.org/recommendedpractices

Tuition: payment will be due by midnight Jan 22, 2018

Proposed Course Sequence

Semester Courses Notes Credits
Spring 2016 ECED 505: Introduction to Early Childhood Special Education
3
Summer 2016 ECED 506: Medical Aspects of Physical and Sensory Disabilities of Diverse Young Learners
3
Fall 2016 ECED 501: Developmental Pathways of Diverse Learners, Birth- Adolescence CRN 82358
3
Spring 1 2017 ECED 503: Inclusive Curriculum for Young Learners: Planning Instruction and Guidance CRN 21632 Complete Testing: Praxis Core (or Alt) and VCLA
3
Spring 2 2017 ECED 504: Engaging Families of Diverse Young Learners CRN 21629 Complete Testing: Praxis Core (or Alt) and VCLA
3
Summer 2017 ECED 502: Foundations of Language and Literacy for Diverse Young Learners
3
Fall 2017 ECED 511: Assessment of Diverse Young Learners Add on CERG
3
Spring 1 2018 ECED 522: Developing Language, Literacy, and Communication of Diverse Young Learners Apply for Internship Submit Intent to Graduate
3
Spring 2 2018 ECED 523: Early Intervention for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities: Collaborative and Consultative Approaches Apply for Internship Submit Intent to Graduate
3
Summer 2018 ECED 691: Policy Perspectives in Early Childhood Education Complete MEd
3
Fall 2018 ECED 789: Internship in Early Childhood Special Education Birth – Five Apply for Licensure
6
Total Credits
36

Class Schedule

  • Thursday 

  • 5:00 – 7:40 pm 

  • F2F: Seven class meetings 

  • Online class once per week: 
Asynchronous course requirements to be completed between face-to-face meeting dates

Advisor

Dr. Debbie Stone, dstone10@gmu.edu

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Spring 1 2018 Course Information

Course: ECED 502 Foundations of Language and Literacy for Diverse Prekindergarten and Kindergarten Learners

Instructor: Dr. Thana Vance (tvancero@gmu.edu)
Day: Thursday
Time: 5:00 – 7:40 pm
Location: Woodson HS Rm G111
Dates: Jan 25 to Mar 13; F2F – 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8

Textbooks:

  • American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.
  • Casbergue, R. M., & Strickland, D. S. (2016). Reading and writing in preschool: Teaching the essentials. New York, NY: The Guilford Press. ISBN: 9781462523474
  • Morrow, L. M., Roskos, K. A., & Gambrell, L. B. (2016). Oral language and comprehension in preschool: Teaching the essentials. New York, NY: The Guilford Press. ISBN: 9781462524006
  • Richardson, J. (2016). The next step forward in guided reading. New York, NY: Scholastic. Select chapters: Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3, and select modules from Chapter 7: #3, #4, #13, #16, and #20. ISBN: 9781338161113

Tuition: payment will be due by midnight Jan 22, 2018

Spring 2 2018 Course Information

Course: ECED 504 Engaging Families of Diverse Young Learners
Day: Thursdays
Dates: Mar 22 to May 17; F2F – 3/22, 4/5, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10
Times: 5:00-7:40pm
Instructor: Dr. Deborah Stone (dstone10@gmu.edu)
Location: Woodson HS Rm G111

Required Texts:

  • American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.
  • Grant, K. B., & Ray, J. A. (2016). Home, school, and community collaboration: Culturally responsive family engagement (3rd ed.). Washington, DC: Sage. ISBN: 9781483347547 [white cover/ jacket]
  • Koralek, D. (2007). Spotlight on young children and families. Washington D.C.: National Association for the Education of Young Children. ISBN: 9781928896425
  • See Additional Course Readings list following the Class Schedule.

Tuition: payment will be due by midnight Jan 22, 2018

Proposed Course Sequence

Semester Courses Notes Credits
Spring 2 2017 ECED 505: Introduction to Early Childhood Special Education
3
Summer 2017 ECED 501: Developmental Pathways of Diverse Learners, Birth- Adolescence
3
Fall 2017 ECED 503: Inclusive Curriculum for Young Learners: Planning Instruction and Guidance
3
Spring 1 2018 ECED 504: Engaging Families of Diverse Young Learners Complete Testing: Praxis Core (or Alt) and VCLA
3
Spring 2 2018 ECED 502: Foundations of Language and Literacy for Diverse Prekindergarten and Kindergarten Learners Complete Testing: Praxis Core (or Alt) and VCLA
3
Summer 2018 ECED 506: Medical and Developmental Aspects of Disabilities of Diverse Young Learners
3
Fall 2018 ECED 511: Assessment of Diverse Young Learners Add on CERG
3
Spring 1 2019 ECED 522: Developing Language, Literacy, and Communication of Diverse Infants and Toddlers Apply for Internship Submit Intent to Graduate
3
Spring 2 2019 ECED 523: Early Intervention for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities: Collaborative and Consultative Approaches Apply for Internship Submit Intent to Graduate
3
Summer 2019 ECED 691: Policy Perspectives in Early Childhood Education Complete MEd
3
Fall 2019 ECED 789: Internship in Early Childhood Special Education Birth – Five Apply for Licensure
6
Total Credits
36

Class Schedule

  • Thursday 

  • 5:00 – 7:40 pm 

  • F2F: Seven class meetings 

  • Online class once per week: 
Asynchronous course requirements to be completed between face-to-face meeting dates

Advisor

Dr. Debbie Stone, dstone10@gmu.edu