Graduate School of Education - George Mason University


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.

Special Education

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The mission of Mason's Special Education program is to improve the lives, productivity, and education of persons with disabilities.

A variety of options are available at Mason for students to learn more about working with individuals with disabilities. Coursework is available for both undergraduates and graduates in teacher licensure areas as well as non-teacher licensure fields that prepare professionals working with individuals across the lifespan. The programs provide professionals with the specialized knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to support individuals with special needs.

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Program Highlights

Ranked Top 20 for Best and Most Innovative Special Education Program

Our Special Education program is ranked in the top 20 for Best Special Education programs by U.S. News. Our program is also ranked in the top 20 for most innovative special education degree programs.

Area Undergraduate
American Sign Language Campus
Applied Behavior Analysis 100% online or campus
Autism Spectrum Disorders 100% Online
Core Disabilities Awareness Campus
Students with Disabilities who Access the Adapted Curriculum Yes* Yes* Yes Hybrid: campus & online
Students with Disabilities who Access the General Curriculum Yes* Yes* Yes Hybrid: campus & online
Special Education, MEd 100% online, campus or hybrid
Specialized Reading Instruction for Students with Specific Learning Disabilities Cohort only
Visual Impairments Yes* Yes* Yes Hybrid: campus & online

* Includes coursework that leads to teacher licensure. Contact Division for details on licensure requirements.”