Division of Undergraduate Studies in Education (USIE)
- Undergraduate Special Education Minors
- Undergraduate Degree Programs
USIE is the unit of CEHD that supports and develops initiatives for undergraduate Mason students interested in the field of education. Examples include undergraduate minors, certificates, teacher endorsement and licensure processes, and education courses of interest to the undergraduate population.
UISE has strong ties with GSE, RHT, the College of Arts and Sciences including New Century College and the bachelor of individualized study, and the College of Visual and Performing Arts. USIE encourages faculty initiatives throughout Mason in developing curriculum that is integrated with the education professions.
Undergraduate Special Education Minors
These 15-credit minors in special education provide undergraduate students with background knowledge in special education in one of four specializations: emotional disturbance and learning disabilities, mental retardation, severe disabilities, or early childhood special education. Completing one of these minors partially fulfills requirements for licensure in special education in Virginia. For other undergraduate minors, see the RHT section in this chapter.
Undergraduate Degree Programs
Art Education (PK–12), BFA
Offers teacher licensure through the Art and Visual Technology Department. 703-993-8898.
Dance Education (PK–12), BA, BFA
Offers teacher licensure through the Dance Department. 703-993-1114.
Health and Physical Education (PK–12), BSED
Offers teacher licensure under RHT. For information, refer to the department's section in this chapter, or call 703-993-2060.
Music Education (PK–12), BM
Offers teacher licensure programs in instrumental or vocal and choral music education. Contact the Music Department at 703-993-3778.