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College of Education and Human Development - George Mason University

EDCI 597: Special Topics in Education

Important: For the most up-to-date information, refer to the official George Mason Course Catalog

General Information

Credits: 1-6


Provides advanced study on selected topic or emerging issue in American or international education. Notes: May be repeated for credit with GSE permission. Offered by School of Education. May be repeated within the degree.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to program in GSE.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Junior Plus, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in ASTL-Alternative Education, ASTL-Early Childhood Educ, Gifted Child Education, ASTL - History, ASTL-Instructional Technology, ASTL - Literacy/Reading, ASTL - Mathematics, ASTL-NBPTS Preparation Core, ASTL - Science or Curriculum and Instruction.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Graduate Special scale.

Current Sections

  • Fall 2022, Section: 001, CRN 83934, Format: Hybrid, Instructor: Lynda Herrera, Fall 2022 Section 001 Syllabus
  • Fall 2022, Section: 003, CRN 84379, Format: Hybrid, Instructor: Meghan Mascelli
  • Fall 2022, Section: 004, CRN 85926, Format: Face-to-Face, Instructor: Kristien Zenkov

Upcoming Sections

  • Spring 2023, Section: 002*, CRN 17484, Format: Face-to-Face, Instructor: Lynda Herrera
  • Spring 2023, Section: 003*, CRN 22702, Format: Hybrid, Instructor: Lynda Herrera
  • Spring 2023, Section: SA1*, CRN 21248, Format: Face-to-Face, Instructor: Kristien Zenkov

*These sections are available to non-degree seeking students as well. To take courses without applying to a degree program, you'll need to submit an application as a non-degree seeking student. If you're interested in applying a course to a degree in the future, set up a call with an admissions counselor. All courses available in Summer 2020 will be offered online.

Prior Sections (partial list)