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.

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Please click here to download the Severe Disabilities Consortium Application.

Individuals interested in applying to the Virginia Consortium for Teacher Preparation in Severe Disabilities Program must submit application materials to their home university.

Please note that application procedures for each university vary. To apply to the Virginia Consortium for Teacher Preparation in Severe Disabilities program, individuals must follow the guidelines listed below for their specific university.

George Mason University, Radford University, Norfolk State University and University of Virginia

  • Have an admissions application on file with the University's Admissions Office for master's degree or non-degree status (need to have already been accepted or waiting for acceptance for the upcoming semester).
  • Submit a completed Virginia Consortium for Teacher Preparation in Severe Disabilities application form.
  • Submit a current resume.
  • Submit undergraduate and graduate transcripts (non official) as part of the SD Consortium Application.

Virginia Commonwealth University

  • Submit a completed Virginia Consortium for Teacher Preparation in Severe Disabilities application form. Individuals seeking to enroll in the Master's Degree program should have an admissions application on file with the University Admissions Office.
  • Submit a current resume. Submit two letters of reference (not required for students in or applying to the master's degree program).
  • Submit undergraduate and graduate transcripts (non official) as part of the SD Consortium Application.

All Applicants

Consortium Applications need to be in at least a month before semester courses begin. Student transcripts (non official) must be attached and an interview must occur.

Applicants applying to the Virginia Consortium for Teacher Preparation in Severe Disabilities and Autism must also have passed Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Tests, for more information about the test requirements and qualifying substitutes please see: https://cehd.gmu.edu/teacher/test/praxis.

Please read the Application Procedures before you apply to the program. Applications must be received and reviewed well before you want to enroll in a course. To obtain funds for tuition support you first must be accepted by the university and by the faculty member at that university associated with the SD consortium. For more details please use the information listed below to contact the faculty member associated with the university that serves you.