School of Education - George Mason University

Welcome to the Division of Special Education & disAbility Research!

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.

Your Academic Advisor is:

Heather Aycock Jancy Templeton
(703) 993-4361
M, T, W, R 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Appointments held virtually at this time.
(703) 993-2387
M 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
T 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
W, F 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
R 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Appointments available virtually or face-to-face.
Undergraduates with last names A-M Undergraduates with last names N-Z
Graduate students (non-cohort) with last names A-M Graduate students (non-cohort) with last names N-Z
PWCS cohorts LCPS cohorts
FCPS Special Education-General cohorts FCPS Adapted cohorts

Drop-In Advising

Drop-in advising hours are available virtually through Blackboard or face-to-face in Finley 102. During these sessions, students receive one-on-one advising on a first-come, first-served basis. To access the virtual advising session please use the links below during the times listed:
Mondays: 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Jancy Templeton and Heather Aycock) — Join this session
Tuesdays: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Jancy Templeton and Heather Aycock) — Join this session

Students may attend any advising session to speak with an advisor. Sessions are cancelled when Mason is closed or otherwise indicated.

Schedule an Appointment

Current students may schedule or cancel appointments no less than 24 hours in advance. Advisor calendars are open two weeks in advance. If no appointments show as available with your assigned advisor, please check back in a day or two to see if new times have opened up. You can also e-mail general questions to your advisor.

Click HERE to schedule a meeting with Heather Aycock.

Click HERE to schedule a meeting with Jancy Templeton.

Contact if you have any questions or if you have any issues with the scheduling system.