School of Education - George Mason University

Special Education, MED Concentration in Early Childhood Special Education Licensure

Early childhood special education teachers have the opportunity to influence the academic future of these children. Intervening at this early age increases the chance for children to improve in areas such as social skills, motor skills, language, and speech

This 36-credit MEd in Special Education, concentration in Early Childhood Special Education Licensure offers required coursework for teacher licensure in Early Childhood Special Education. Students who have completed graduate or undergraduate coursework equivalent to concentration coursework prior to admission to this program may request that some courses in this concentration be waived. Students who are eligible to waive coursework must complete a minimum of 30 graduate-level credits to graduate. A grade of B- or better must be earned in all coursework. In addition to the ECED concentration coursework, students must complete mandated state/accreditation assessments.

In addition to the ECED concentration coursework, students must complete mandated state/accreditation assessments.

This concentration qualifies for Title IV Federal Financial Aid. For more information about program graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our disclosure information page.


Total Credits: 36

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George Mason University will verify completion of the requirements of a Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) state-approved preparation program at the graduate or undergraduate level. Such verification does not guarantee the issuance of a Virginia Collegiate Professional, Postgraduate Professional, or Pupil Personnel license from the Commonwealth of Virginia. It is solely the student's responsibility to comply with all requirements for licensure by the Commonwealth. Under Virginia law, a social security number is required for licensure.