Helen A. Kellar Institute for Human disAbility - George Mason University
About Us

The Kellar Institute for Human DisAbilities (KIHd) is an interdisciplinary campus-based organization focusing on improving the lives and productivity of children and adults with disabilities. KIHd combines the resources of the university with local, state, regional, national, public, and private sector agencies and organizations to develop products, services, and programs for persons with disabilities.

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FALL COURSES

SPRING COURSES

SUMMER COURSES

CORE SPED REQUIREMENTS

Introduction to Special Education (3)

  • GMU — EDSE 501 Introduction to Special Education
  • JMU — EXED 200 Nature and Issues of Disabilities
  • RU — EDSP 651 Students with Diverse Learning Needs and the Special Education Process
  • NSU — SPE 510 Introduction to Exceptional Individuals
  • ODU — SPED 400/500 Foundation/Legal/Ethical Aspects in General and Special Education

Language Development and Reading (3)

  • GMU — EDSE 503 Language Development and Reading
  • JMU — EXED 504 Literacy Acquisition and Retention
  • RU — EDSP 660 Early and Emergent Literacy for Students with Complex Language and Learning Needs OR EDRD 688 Foundations of Literacy Instruction
  • NSU — SPE 542 Reading Literacy Instruction for Exceptional Learners
  • ODU — TLED 468/568; SPED 433/533 & SPED 639 Language Acquisition/Reading

FALL COURSES

Characteristics of Students with Visual Impairments (2)

  • GMU — EDSE 411/511 Characteristics of Students with Visual Impairments
  • JMU — EXED 435/530 Characteristics of Students with Visual Impairments
  • RU — EDSP 650 Characteristics of Students with Visual Impairments
  • NSU — SPE 523V Characteristics of Students with Visual Impairments
  • ODU — SPED 432/532 Characteristics of Students with Visual Impairments

Assistive Technology for Individuals with Sensory Impairments (3)

  • GMU — EDSE 422/522 Assistive Technology for Individuals with Sensory Impairments
  • JMU — EXED 431/531 Assistive Technology for Individuals with Sensory Impairments
  • RU — EDSP/EDET 654 Assistive Technology for Individuals with Sensory Impairments
  • NSU — NSU: SPE 533V Assistive Technology for Individuals with Sensory Impairments
  • ODU — SPED 437/537 Assistive Technology for Individuals with Sensory Impairments

Medical and Educational Implication of Visual Impairments (3)

  • GMU — EDSE 513 Medical and Educational Implication of Visual Impairments
  • JMU — EXED 631 Medical and Educational Implication of Visual Impairments
  • RU — EDSP 658 Medical and Educational Implication of Visual Impairments
  • NSU — SPE 525V Medical and Educational Implication of Visual Impairments
  • ODU — SPED 434/534 Medical and Educational Implication of Visual Impairments

Positive Behavior Support (3)

  • GMU — EDSE 432/532 Positive Behavior Supports
  • JMU — EXED 510 Systematic Behavioral Interventions
  • RU — EDSP 670 Proactive Classroom Management and Advanced Positive Behavior Support
  • NSU — SPE 516 Managing Human Behavior
  • ODU — SPED 411/511 Classroom and Behavior Management

Braille Code (3)

  • GMU — EDSE 412/512 Braille Code
  • JMU — EXED 432/532 Braille Code
  • RU — EDSP 655 Braille Code
  • NSU — SPE 524V Braille Code
  • ODU — SPED 433/533 Braille Code

EDSE 790 Internship in Special Education Vision Impairment (1-6)

  • GMU — EDSE 790 Internship in Special Education Vision Impairment
  • JMU — EXED 635 Practicum in Visual Impairments
  • RU — EDSP 771 & 772 Teaching Internship in Visual Impairments
  • NSU — SPE 699V Internship in Visual Impairments
  • ODU — SPED 586 Teacher Candidate Internship

SPRING COURSES

Characteristics of Students with Visual Impairments (2)

  • GMU — EDSE 411/511 Characteristics of Students with Visual Impairments
  • JMU — EXED 435/530 Characteristics of Students with Visual Impairments
  • RU — EDSP 650 Characteristics of Students with Visual Impairments
  • NSU — SPE 523V Characteristics of Students with Visual Impairments
  • ODU — SPED 432/532 Characteristics of Students with Visual Impairments

Curriculum and Assessment for Students with Visual Impairments (3)

  • GMU — EDSE 418/518 Curriculum & Assessment for Students w/ Visual Impairments
  • JMU — EXED 434/534 Curriculum & Assessment for Students w/ Visual Impairments
  • RU — EDSP 657 Curriculum & Assessment for Students w/ Visual Impairments
  • NSU — SPE 532V Curriculum & Assessment for Students w/ Visual Impairments
  • ODU — SPED 436/536 Curriculum & Assessment for Students w/ Visual Impairments

Braille Reading & Writing (3)

  • GMU — EDSE 616 Braille Reading and Writing
  • JMU — EXED 632 Braille Reading and Writing
  • RU — EDSP 656 Braille Reading and Writing
  • NSU — SPE 616V Braille Reading and Writing
  • ODU — SPED 6389 Braille Reading and Writing

Consultation and Collaboration (3)

  • GMU — EDSE 662 Consultation and Collaboration
  • JMU — EXED 601 Collaboration and Supervision to Support Exceptional Learners
  • RU — EDSP 670 Proactive Classroom Management and Advance Positive Behavior Support
  • NSU — SPE 540 Collaboration Procedures
  • ODU — SPED 417/517: Collaboration and Transition

EDSE 790 Internship in Special Education Vision Impairment (1-6)

  • GMU — EDSE 790 Internship in Special Education Vision Impairment
  • JMU — EXED 635 Practicum in Visual Impairments
  • RU — EDSP 771 & 772 Teaching Internship in Visual Impairments
  • NSU — SPE 699V Internship in Visual Impairments
  • ODU — SPED 586 Teacher Candidate Internship

SUMMER COURSES

Characteristics of Students with Visual Impairments (2)

  • GMU — EDSE 411/511 Characteristics of Students with Visual Impairments
  • JMU — EXED 435/530 Characteristics of Students with Visual Impairments
  • RU — EDSP 650 Characteristics of Students with Visual Impairments
  • NSU — SPE 523V Characteristics of Students with Visual Impairments
  • ODU — SPED 432/532 Characteristics of Students with Visual Impairments

Teaching Methods for Students with Visual Impairments (3)

  • GMU — EDSE 613 Teaching Methods for Students with Visual Impairments
  • JMU — EXED 633 Teaching Methods for Students with Visual Impairments
  • RU — EDSP 653 Teaching Methods for Students with Visual Impairments
  • NSU — SPE 613V Teaching Methods for Students with Visual Impairments
  • ODU — SPED 638 Teaching Methods for Students with Visual Impairments

Orientation and Mobility (2)

  • GMU — EDSE 414/514 Orientation and Mobility for Students with Visual Impairments
  • JMU — EXED 433/533 Orientation and Mobility for Students with Visual Impairments
  • RU — EDSP 659 Orientation and Mobility for Students with Visual Impairments
  • NSU — SPE 526V Orientation and Mobility for Students with Visual Impairments
  • ODU — SPED 435/535 Orientation and Mobility for Students with Visual Impairments

EDSE 790 Internship in Special Education Vision Impairment (1-6)

  • GMU — EDSE 790 Internship in Special Education Vision Impairment
  • JMU — EXED 635 Practicum in Visual Impairments
  • RU — EDSP 771 & 772 Teaching Internship in Visual Impairments
  • NSU — SPE 699V Internship in Visual Impairments
  • ODU — SPED 586 Teacher Candidate Internship