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.

STEP 1: MAKE INITIAL CONTACT WITH THE VI CONSORTIUM TO DETERMINE YOUR PROGRAM OF STUDY

  • For general questions about the VI Consortium program and courses, please contact Kimberly Avila, Coordinator at kavila@gmu.edu or 703-993-5625.
  • For advising and specific questions about the application process, enrollment, and tuition information at one of the participating universities, contact the VI Consortium liaison at your participating university .

STEP 2: APPLY TO ONE OF THE FIVE UNIVERSITY GRADUATE PROGRAMS
Notes:

  • Steps 2 and 3 can be done simultaneously but you must be admitted into one of the five university programs to be considered for the VI Consortium.
  • Please note that application procedures for each university vary. To apply to the VI Consortium, individuals must follow the guidelines for their specific university.

For application information for each university click on one of the following links:

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Apply to the Special Education program. You will find a link to the online application as well as a guideline for applying here.

You may apply just to the certificate or to the Master's in Special Education. You may use the certificate coursework to fulfill the elective requirements for the Master's degree in Special Education. Since you must complete a certain percentage of coursework after being admitted to the Master's program, we encourage you to apply to the Master's degree initially and then add the certificate program to your record after acceptance in the Master's program. Students have 6 years to complete their Master's degree following admission so even if students don't want to complete the M.Ed. now, it will leave the option open to you. Instructions for adding a certificate program are included in the acceptance letter.

If you already hold a teaching license in another field of special education you may be able to waive some of the requirements.   Please contact Jancy Templeton for more information.

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  • For coursework only, apply to JMU Outreach and Engagement.   There is a $20 registration fee required each semester regardless of the number of courses taken in a given semester. Following completion of coursework and required experience, candidates may be recommended for licensure by their school division.
  • For the M.A.T. degree program and licensure in VI, apply through the Graduate School to the post-baccalaureate program with a concentration in vision impairment.   In addition to Graduate School application materials, which include acceptable Praxis 1 and/or GRE scores, the program requires:
    • 2 letters of reference,
    • a statement of intent, and
    • a professional resume.
  • Please contact Dr. Keri Bethune with questions.

STEP 3: APPLY TO THE VI CONSORTIUM

Complete the on-line VI Consortium application. To access the on-line form, please follow this here.

STEP 4: APPLICATION FOLLOW-UP
It is recommended that you follow-up with the faculty liaison as well as the graduate admissions department for your participating university to ensure that all necessary paperwork has been received.