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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

Being a special education teacher is an opportunity to have a positive, lasting impact on the lives of children and youth with special needs.

Program Description

The Special Education graduate programs offer doctoral specializations, master's degrees, and graduate certificates including teacher education and licensure coursework. The programs provide professionals with the specialized knowledge, skills, and professional dispositions needed to meet the educational needs of children with special needs. The licensure curricula are based on the standards of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and meet the requirements of the Virginia Department of Education. Other areas of study include applied behavior analysis and assistive technology. The applied behavior analysis certificate is based on the standard of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.

News and Announcements

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Dr. Sarah Nagro to Receive AERA Student Research Award

February 29, 2016

This year the AERA SER-SIG announced Dr. Sarah Nagro as the recipient of the 2016 Outstanding Student Research Award. This award has been created to recognize excellence in research related to the education of children, adolescents and adults with disabilities. Read more...
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Tuition Discounts for CEHD Graduate Students

July 22, 2015

Save money on your education! Tuition discounts are now available to Virginia educators and CEHD out-of-state graduate students. Read more...
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Council For Learning Disabilities Honors Margaret King-Sears With 2014 Service Award

December 3, 2014

Professor Margaret King-Sears received the Floyd G. Hudson 2014 Service Award from the Council for Learning Disabilities for outstanding performance and commitment. Read more...
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Lessons Learned in Creating Online Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Graduate Certificate Program

May 20, 2014

Dr. Theodore Hoch, professor of the fully online Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Graduate Certificate program, utilizes innovative tools to deliver quality, accessible online courses. Read More...

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How Do You Spell Mnemonics? Try Scruggs-Mastropieri

April 22, 2014

Last week the Division for Learning Disabilities of the Council for Exceptional Children hosted a tribute for Mason's Tom Scruggs and Margo Mastropieri.  Read More...

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Assistive Technology Programs Now Online

November 11, 2013

The MEd in Curriculum and Instruction program launched the Assistive Technology concentration and certificate in a fully online format.


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