School of Education - George Mason University

Course Scheduling Sequence
Prerequisite course
Characteristics of Students with VI (2 credits), offered every semester.
Students may begin program during any semester but must take Characteristics of Students with VI during first semester.


  • Braille Code (3 cr.)
  • Medical and Educational Implications of VI (3 cr.)
  • Assistive Technology for Individuals with Sensory Impairments (3 cr.)
  • Positive Behavior Supports (3 cr.)


  • Curriculum and Assessment for Students with VI (3 cr.)
  • Braille Reading and Writing (3 cr.)


  • Teaching Methods for Students with VI (3 cr.)
  • Orientation and Mobility for Students with VI (2 cr.)
  • Collaborative Teamwork (3 cr.)


  • 4-12 credit units; Requirements vary slightly across different universities.

Core Special Education Courses

  • Introduction to Special Education
  • Language Development and Reading

Note: These courses may be listed under a different name at your participating university; check with your university liaison. Courses are available each semester and are taken through home university.