Assistive Technology Minor
Assistive technology is any item, piece of equipment, software, or product system that’s used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities.
The Assistive Technology (AT) minor provides undergraduate students with with background knowledge in assistive technology. The AT minor is relevant for all fields of study and often includes students from the humanities, social sciences, nursing, computer science, and engineering. Students have the opportunity to enhance their skills and connect how AT can benefit their field of study. Courses utilize a tool-based, hands-on approach and provide individuals with current training on assistive technology and the field’s best practices.
What Students Benefit Most from Pursuing a Minor in Assistive Technology?
The minor in assistive technology at Mason is relevant to all fields of undergraduate study and most often attracts students from the humanities, social sciences, nursing, computer science, and engineering. Course work completed at the undergraduate level can also be applied toward assistive technology graduate degree programs.
How Can Your Skills Be Applied at a Future Job?
This minor helps future educators, related service personnel, adult service providers, family members, and caregivers who need to apply assistive technology solutions within their discipline at any school, work, home, or community setting.
At least 8 of the 15 credits must be applied only to this minor and may not be used to fulfill requirements of a major, concentration, undergraduate certificate, or another minor.
- EDAT 410: Introduction to Assistive Technology (3 credits)
- EDAT 421: Augmentative Communication (3 credits)
- EDAT 422: Assistive Technology for Individuals with Sensory Impairments (3 credits)
- EDAT 423: Accessibility and Input Modifications (3 credits)
- EDSE 203: Disability in American Culture (3 credits)
Students may elect minor programs of study in addition to major fields. Students interested in a minor should meet with the minor advisor to obtain the required signature on the Minor Declaration form and submit the completed Minor Declaration form to the Office of the University Registrar.
|TUITION CLASSIFICATION||COST PER CREDIT|
|CEHD Course Fee
($25/credit with higher per credit or flat course fees for internship and select ATEP, PRLS, and RECR courses)
|$25.00 - $250.00|
|Total Cost for Virginia Residents per Credit||$583.40 - $808.40|
|Total Cost for Non-Virginia Residents per Credit||$1,590.25 - $1,815.25|
|Undergraduate New Student Fee
(non-refundable, one-time fee)
|$350 | $275 for transfer students|
Please Note: Refer to the Students Accounts Office website for more information on tuition and fees. Various course and lab fees may be assessed depending on the course(s) in which the student is enrolled.
*Mandatory Student Fee (MSF): $150.25
For information on loans and scholarships, visit the Office of Student Financial Aid. For information regarding grants, tuition waivers, and other merit aid, please inquire with your graduate department. Also, many school districts offer tuition reimbursement options. Speak to your employer for more information.
To be successful in your program, it is important to remember that each student is responsible for knowing Mason’s rules, regulations, requirements, administrative policies and academic policies. Every student must meet with his advisor upon admission to the program to create a program of study. Even if students know which program/s they will pursue and their sequence of coursework, it is beneficial to discuss plans for internships, testing requirements, transfer options if applicable, etc. It is highly recommended that you meet with your advisor at least once per semester to review degree progress and plan for future semesters. The University Catalog, your program advisors, and the staff in the Student and Academic Affairs Office are key resources to assist you as you work toward completion of your degree requirements.
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