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.

Currently, all participating universities offer certification or coursework options in visual impairments. GMU, JMU, and Radford also offer a Masters is Special Education with a focus in Visual Impairment and Blindness.

Links to the program information for other universities will be posted here shortly.

University

Certificate/
Coursework Toward Certification

Masters in SPED with Specialization in VI

Minor in VI

PhD In SPED with Specialization in VI

GMU

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x

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Radford

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ODU

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NSU

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JMU

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GMU PROGRAM INFORMATION

Certificate - Visual Impairments PK-12 Licensure

This certificate is designed for students seeking initial teacher licensure in visual impairments PK-12 to be completed with 15 - 32 credits based on the number of equivalent courses completed prior to enrollment.

Students who already hold a teaching license in another field of special education may be able to waive some of the requirements.

Masters in Special Education with a focus in Visual Impairment and Blindness

This program is for individuals interested in a Masters degree in Special Education with a focus on Visual Impairments. The focus on VI is accomplished by using your electives to take course included in the VI Licensure program. The Masters degree does not include a license or endorsement to teach students with visual impairments.

For academic advising, please contact:

  • Students with last names A-M: Danielle Williamson, dwilli19@gmu.edu, 703-993-4361.
  • Students with last names N-Z: Jancy Templeton, jtemple1@gmu.edu, 703-993-2387.