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


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, 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
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

Current Sections

Upcoming Sections

  • Spring 2022, Section: 001*, CRN 19083, Format: Online, Instructor: Pamela Baker
  • Spring 2022, Section: 002*, CRN 19084, Format: Online, Instructor: Deborah Dupree
  • Spring 2022, Section: 003*, CRN 21704, Format: Online, Instructor: Shaunta Singer
  • Spring 2022, Section: DL1*, CRN 10917, Format: Online, Instructor: Jodi Duke
  • Spring 2022, Section: DL2*, CRN 11130, Format: Online, Instructor: Michael Repie
  • Spring 2022, Section: P01*, CRN 23197, Format: Online, Instructor: Jodi Duke

*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)