School of Education - George Mason University

EDSE 381: Exploratory Field Experience in Special Education

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

General Information

Credits: 3


Introduces students to the role of the special educator in academic and non-academic environments with students across disability areas. Facilitates observation and understanding of the professional work of special educators in K-12 schools, specifically in instruction, behavior management, and data collection. Provides exposure to special education at the transition and community-based levels as well as at the policy and leadership levels. Initiates critical reflection focused on examining special education theory and research in application through practice in school and community-based settings. Includes a 2-hour weekly seminar and a total of 20 field experience hours. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: EDSE 201C or 201XS.
C Requires minimum grade of C.
XS Requires minimum grade of XS.

Schedule Type: Seminar
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

Current Sections

This course is not offered this semester.

Upcoming Sections

  • Fall 2021, Section: 001*, CRN 77989, Format: Face-to-Face, Instructor: Kristen O'Brien

*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)