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.

Special education professionals provide assistance to individuals with special needs and work to ensure individuals with disabilities reach their potential.

American Sign Language

Take one, two, or all three American Sign Language courses to learn how to better communicate with family, friends, clients, students, and others who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.

American Sign Language Lab Hours


Placement evaluations are available for students with prior experience in American Sign Language (ASL).


ASL as a Foreign Language Requirement

ASL is a three-semester sequence that meets the foreign language requirement for majors for which there is such a requirement.

Students may be eligible for a waiver of the foreign language requirement if they demonstrate intermediate-level proficiency on the American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI). Click here for more information on ASL placement testing or waiver.

American Sign Language Minor

Students must successfully complete EDSE 115 American Sign Language (ASL) I or its equivalent prior to enrolling in coursework.

Total credits: 17

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Natalie Wolf, ASL Student

"After two weeks in my American Sign Language 1 class I was hooked and fell in love with the language! As a Sociology Major and Nonprofit Minor, I am excited to add this language into my future plans of one day running my own non-profit organization. The professors in this program are so passionate for ASL, that it is impossible not to fall in love with all the unique characteristics of the language."