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.

The Mason Core is designed to complement work in a student’s chosen area of study. These classes serve as a means of discovery for students, providing a foundation for learning, connecting to potential new areas of interest and building tools for success in whatever field a student pursues.

EDUC 203: Disability in American Culture (Credit hours: 3)

Fulfills Mason Core requirement in social and behavioral science.

Description: This course examines disability, past and present, in American culture through changes in historical, political, legal and societal responses to people with disabilities. Analyzes the disability experience through social and behavioral science perspectives, including diversity, bio-ethical and human rights conceptualizations/constructs of disability.

Kathryn Goldfish
Student Insights

Kathryn Goldfish, Student, BA Biology

"I would recommend this class to all Mason students. The course is engaging and thought provoking. All of the projects that you work on will help you understand the subject matter and how the material applies to your life. I learned so much that I was able to use in the classroom and in my own life. I was able to identify and work through my own biases of people with disabilities, and I now look at the world differently because of this class."