College of Education and Rehabilitation

Department of Blindness and Low Vision Studies

Programs for Teachers of Children with Blindness and Visual Impairment

Master of Education Degree and Certificate Sequence of Courses

  • Master of Education, Blindness and Visual Impairment degree: 47.0 credits
  • Certificate program, Education of Children with Blindness and Visual Impairments: 44.0 credits

Please note: Courses marked as “blended” combine in person and online learning.

Spring
Course Number Course Title Credits Location Certificate with Special Education Background Certificate with No Special Education Background Masters with Special Education Background Masters with No Special Education Background
CER-BLV-5000AA Foundations of Education and Rehabilitation 2.0 Blended No Yes No Yes
CER-BLV-5001AA Clinical and Functional Implications of Visual Impairments 3.0 Distance Education Yes Yes Yes Yes
CER-BLV-5002AA Psychological & Social Dynamics of Visual Impairment 1.0 Blended No Yes No Yes
CER-BLV-5004AA Critical Analysis of Research 3.0 Distance Education No No Yes Yes
CER-BLV-5103AA Literacy for Students with Visual Impairments 3.0 Distance Education Yes Yes Yes Yes
CER-BLV-5200AA Principles of Teaching Students with Visual Impairment 1 3.0 Blended Yes Yes Yes Yes
Summer
Course Number Course Title Credits Location Certificate with Special Education Background Certificate with No Special Education Background Masters with Special Education Background Masters with No Special Education Background
CER-BLV-5101AA Introduction to Independent Living Skills 1.0 On-Campus Yes Yes Yes Yes
CER-BLV-5102AA Introduction to Orientation and Mobility 1.0 On-Campus Yes Yes Yes Yes
CER-BLV-5106AA Braille Literacy 0.5 On-Campus Yes Yes Yes Yes
CER-BLV-5130AA Low Vision Assessment & Intervention 1 3.5 Blended Yes Yes Yes Yes
CER-BLV-5131AA Low Vision Assessment & Intervention 2 3.0 Blended Yes Yes Yes Yes
CER-BLV-5400AA Expanding the Core Curriculum and Education Emergent Bilinguals 3.0 Distance Education Yes Yes Yes Yes
CER-BLV-5402AA Nemeth and Other Special Codes 2.0 On-Campus Yes Yes Yes Yes
Fall Semester
Course Number Course Title Credits Location Certificate with Special Education Background Certificate with No Special Education Background Masters with Special Education Background Masters with No Special Education Background
CER-BLV-5003AA Human Development Across the Lifespan 2 Distance Education No Yes No Yes
CER-BLV-5103AA Introduction to Assistive Technology 2 Distance Education Yes Yes Yes Yes
CER-BLV-5201AA Principles of Teaching Students with Visual Impairment 2 3 Blended Yes Yes Yes Yes
CER-BLV-5401AA Teaching Students with Multiple Disabilities 3.0 Distance Eduction Yes Yes Yes Yes
CER-BLV-5403AA The Literary Braille Code 3.0 Distance Education No Yes No Yes
CER-BLV-6400AA TVI Fieldwork 2.0 Distance Education Yes Yes Yes Yes
Upon Completion of Didactic Courses
Course Number Course Title Credits Location Certificate with Special Education Background Certificate with No Special Education Background Masters with Special Education Background Masters with No Special Education Background
CER-BLV-6401AA TVI Internship 6.0 Blended No Yes No Yes
CER-BLV-6490AA TVI Comprehensive Examination 0.0 Distance Education or On-Campus Yes Yes Yes Yes

NOTES:

  • Students can begin their program any of the three semesters
  • 6400 TVI Fieldwork is a one year course offered during Summer, Spring and Fall semesters, but is only required to be taken once. The semester in which it will be taken will be determined by the TVI Program Director.
  • The TVI internship is a 12 week student teaching experience which is offered each semester.

03.06.2014