This certificate is designed for students seeking Virginia initial teacher licensure in visual impairments (PK–12).
This graduate certificate may be pursued on a part-time or full-time basis.
Students must complete EDSE 501 Introduction to Special Education either prior to admission to the certificate or in their first semester. Students who have completed graduate or undergraduate coursework in a university program prior to admission to the certificate may request that some courses be waived based on the content in prior coursework. Students waiving coursework must complete a minimum of 15 credits to be eligible for the certificate.
For policies governing all graduate certificates, see AP.6.8 Requirements for Graduate Certificates.
Total credits: 34
Students enrolled in this certificate must earn a B- or higher in all coursework.
|EDAT 522||Assistive Technology for Individuals with Sensory Impairments||3|
|EDSE 511||Characteristics of Students with Visual Impairments||2|
|EDSE 512||Braille Code||3|
|EDSE 513||Medical and Educational Implications of Visual Impairments||3|
|EDSE 514||Orientation and Mobility for Students with Visual Impairments||2|
|EDSE 518||Curriculum and Assessment of Students with Visual Impairments||3|
|EDSE 532||Positive Behavior Supports||3|
|EDSE 613||Teaching Methods for Students with Visual Impairments||3|
|EDSE 616||Braille Reading and Writing||3|
|EDSE 663||Collaborative Teamwork to Support Students with Significant Disabilities||3|
|EDSE 785||Internship: Visual Impairment (must complete six credits)||2-6|