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College of Education and Human Development - George Mason University

EDSE 501: Introduction to Special Education

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

General Information

Credits: 3

Description:

Provides a survey of current knowledge on individuals with disabilities within the context of human growth and development across the lifespan. Includes historical factors, legal aspects, etiology, characteristics, assessment, evidence-based practices, and support services for individuals having needs for intervention ranging from mild to severe. Includes the impact of disabilities on academic, social, and emotional performances framed within the teaching profession as a whole. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
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 Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

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

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

Current Sections

Upcoming Sections

  • Spring 2023, Section: 001*, CRN 16095, Format: Online, Instructor: Deborah Dupree
  • Spring 2023, Section: 002*, CRN 16096, Format: Online, Instructor: Shaunta Singer
  • Spring 2023, Section: 003*, CRN 17510, Format: Online, Instructor: Deborah Dupree
  • Spring 2023, Section: 611*, CRN 23962, Format: Online, Instructor: Carmen Rioux-Bailey
  • Spring 2023, Section: 6S2*, CRN 24406, Format: Online, Instructor: Liber Riccio
  • Spring 2023, Section: DL1*, CRN 10682, Format: Online, Instructor: Sharon Ray

*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)