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.

Course Scheduling Sequence
Prerequisite course
Characteristics of Students with VI (2 credits), offered every semester
Students may begin program during any semester but must take Characteristics of Students with VI during first semester.


  • Braille Code (3 cr.)
  • Medical and Educational Implications of VI (3 cr.)
  • Assistive Technology for Individuals with Sensory Impairments (3 cr.)
  • Positive Behavior Supports (3 cr.)


  • Consultation and Collaboration (3 cr.)
  • Curriculum and Assessment for Students with VI (3 cr.)
  • Braille Reading and Writing (3 cr.)


  • Teaching Methods for Students with VI (3 cr.)
  • Orientation and Mobility for Students with VI (2 cr.)


  • 4-12 credit units; Requirements vary slightly across different universities.

Core Special Education Courses

  • Introduction to Special Education
  • Language Development and Reading

Note: These courses may be listed under a different name at your participating university; check with your university liaison. Courses are available each semester and are taken through home university.