School of Education - George Mason University

Special education professionals provide assistance to individuals with special needs and work to ensure individuals with disabilities reach their potential.

American Sign Language

Take one, two, or all three American Sign Language courses to learn how to better communicate with family, friends, clients, students, and others who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.

ASL as a Foreign Language Requirement

ASL is a three-semester sequence that meets the foreign language requirement for majors for which there is such a requirement.

Students may be eligible for a waiver of the foreign language requirement if they demonstrate intermediate-level proficiency on the American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI). Click here for more information on ASL placement testing or waiver.

American Sign Language Minor

Students must successfully complete EDSE 115 American Sign Language (ASL) I or its equivalent prior to enrolling in coursework.

Total credits: 17

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Student Insights

Natalie Wolf, ASL Student

"After two weeks in my American Sign Language 1 class I was hooked and fell in love with the language! As a Sociology Major and Nonprofit Minor, I am excited to add this language into my future plans of one day running my own non-profit organization. The professors in this program are so passionate for ASL, that it is impossible not to fall in love with all the unique characteristics of the language."