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.

American Sign Language Placement Testing and Foreign Language Waiver Options

Students may be eligible for a waiver of the foreign language requirement if they can demonstrate intermediate-level proficiency on the Sign Language Proficiency Interview offered at Mason.

Placement testing for American Sign Language courses

The Division of Special Education offers placement evaluations for American Sign Language. Students with prior experience who plan to take further courses in ASL may request an evaluation. The evaluation will determine if a student can be placed into either EDSE 116 (ASL II) or EDSE 219 (ASL III). Students who plan to register for EDSE 115 (ASL I) do not need an evaluation. Students do not receive credit for bypassed courses.

There is no cost for the placement evaluation. To schedule an evaluation, please contact Kevin Taylor at ktaylo2@gmu.edu.

Waiver of the foreign language requirement

Students may be eligible for a waiver of the foreign language requirement if they can demonstrate intermediate-level proficiency on the Sign Language Proficiency Interview: American Sign Language (SLPI: ASL), offered by ASL Professor-in-Charge, Kevin Taylor. Students who are granted a waiver do not receive credit.

Intermediate-level proficiency is demonstrated by receiving a score of intermediate level or higher SLPI: ASL. If approved, students must submit the Modern and Classical Languages Foreign Language Waiver Form in accordance with the College of Humanities & Social Sciences Foreign Language Waiver policies.

There is no cost for the placement evaluation. To schedule an evaluation, please contact Kevin Taylor at ktaylo2@gmu.edu.