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.


Effective as of the Spring 2012 semester, all *NEW* VI & SD Consortium students (regardless of their "home" school location) will have TaskStream accounts created for them by Emily Gibson, CEHD Student Assessment Coordinator, following notification of course enrollment by the consortium faculty. New VI & SD Consortium students are no longer required to create their own accounts as they were in previous semesters.

Once new accounts are created, TaskStream will send an auto-generated email notification directly to students to the email address affiliated with their account. This notification will include your username and a link you'll have to click on to create your password and access the site for the first time. Emily Gibson is also notified when new accounts are created and she will enroll you into the proper location(s) within the TaskStream system at that time. (Until this is done by Emily, you will not see any program or course links on your home page when you login).

Anyone with an existing TaskStream account will continue to use the same username/password information they used in previous semesters.


If you have lost or forgotten your username or password information, if you did not receive/cannot find the auto-generated email notification from TaskStream, OR if you've received the notification but the embedded link has expired (happens if you wait too long to respond) you will need to do the following:

For Mason students:
You will need to call TaskStream Mentoring Services (help desk) at 1-800-311-5656, provide your G number and Mason email address and ask that this information is re-sent to you.

For non-Mason students:
Since non-Mason students do not have a G number or Mason email address, you will need to send an email to Emily Gibson at and ask that she submits the request to have this information re-sent on your behalf.


Once all students login and access the appropriate link(s) as needed, they will need to follow the attached instructions (Quick Start Guide for Student Authors) in their entirety to upload and submit their work to their instructor(s) for evaluation.

Starting in Fall 2011, students in the vision impairment program will no longer use the Special Education Portfolio DRF to submit work. Students will be enrolled in a new DRF based on the academic year, university and program. For example, GMU students in the vision impairment program will be enrolled in the Vision Impairment Fall 2011-Summer 2012: GMU DRF.

  • GMU Students only: Please note any GMU students currently taking any other SPED courses that are not part of the vision impairment program, will continue to submit work this fall into the Special Education Portfolio DRF. These are for the following courses:
    • EDSE 501: Introduction to Special Education
    • EDSE 503: Language Development and Reading
    • EDSE 540: Characteristics of Students with Disabilities who Access the General Curriculum
    • EDSE 544: Adapted Instructional Methods and Transition for Secondary Learners
    • EDSE 629: Secondary Curriculum and Strategies for Students with Disabilities who Access the General Curriculum


If you have any problems or questions regarding the TaskStream process, please send an email to Emily Gibson at . Please be as detailed as possible when explaining what the issues are - generic emails that state things like "I can't get it to work" or "I'm having trouble, please help" only add to the delay in resolving matters. It is also imperative that non-Mason students identify themselves as such to Emily.


Below is a table with the NCATE Assignment and corresponding course. Most, but not all, VI courses include an NCATE Assignments.

Semester NCATE Assignment Course


Assessment #2: Functional Behavior Assessment and Behavior Intervention Plan

EDSE 532 Positive Behavior Supports (Cross-listed with Adapted Curriculum Program)

Assessment #3: Low Vision Instructional Plan and Intervention Project

EDSE 513 Medical and Educational Implications of VI


Assessment #5: Literacy Plan and Intervention Project

EDSE 616 Braille Reading and Writing

Assessment #6: Learning Media and Informal Reading Assessments

EDSE 418/518 Curriculum and Assessment for Students with VI

Assessment #7: Collaborative Team Improvement Project

EDSE 662 Consultation and Collaboration (Cross-listed with Adapted Curriculum Program)


Assessment #1: IEP and Transition Plan

EDSE 613 Teaching Methods for Students with VI

Every Semester

Assessment #4: Internship Evaluation

EDSE 790 Internship in Special Education (Conducted at midpoint and final internship experience)

Assessment #8: Response and Reflection Paper on Students with Visual Impairments

EDSE 411/511 Characteristics of Students with Visual Impairments

  • Please note: Students planning to complete final portfolio in Summer 2012 may use their “old” signature assignments as portfolio artifacts. Students will be asked at the time they take final portfolio to upload these assignments to TaskStream and list their portfolio instructor as the evaluator.


In the old system, each assessment was aligned to one specific CEC standard. In the new system, each assessment is aligned to multiple CEC standards. Assignments and rubrics have been revised to be more comprehensive and better aligned to the CEC standards.