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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This bachelor's degree is designed to prepare both educators for the classroom and individuals working in a special education context outside of the classroom with the specialized skills and content knowledge needed to support the needs of individuals with disabilities.

Students may focus their program on a specific area in the field by completing a teacher licensure concentration (i.e., Teaching Students with Disabilities who Access the General Curriculum K-12, Teaching Students with Disabilities who Access the Adapted Curriculum K-12, Teaching Students with Blindness and Visual Impairments PK-12) or a non-licensure sequence to fulfill the requirements for the BSEd in Special Education degree program.

Mason Core (37 credits)

Foundation Requirements:

  • Written Communication - ENGH 101 Composition is recommended course (3)
  • Oral Communication (3)
  • Quantitative Reasoning (3)
  • Information Technology and Computing (3)
    Exploration Requirements:
  • Arts (3)
  • Global Understanding (3)
  • Literature (3)
  • Natural Science (7)
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences (3)
  • Western Civilization/World History (3)
    Integration Requirement:
  • Written Communication - ENGH 302 Advanced Composition (3)
  • Writing Intensive (fulfilled by major requirements)
  • Synthesis/Capstone (fulfilled by major requirements)

Special Education Core Requirements (45 credits)

BSEd in Special Education without Concentration (38 credits)

Students who do not select an optional concentration must complete the special education core and select at least 15 credits from the special education offerings below (NOTE: A minimum of 45 upper-level credits in the major is required):

Select 15 credits from the following:

Electives (23 credits)

Select an additional 23 credits from any courses.