This minor provides undergraduate students with background knowledge in teaching students with visual impairments. Completing this minor partially fulfills the requirements for Virginia’s initial teaching licensure in special education—blindness and visual impairments preK-12.


At least eight credits must be unique to this minor and may not be used to fulfill requirements of the student's major, concentration, an undergraduate certificate, or another minor. Students must complete all coursework with a minimum GPA of 2.00. For policies governing all minors, see AP.5.3.4 Minors.

Banner Code: VISB

Minor Requirements

Total credits: 15


EDAT 422Assistive Technology for Individuals with Sensory Impairments3
EDSE 201Introduction to Special Education3
EDSE 311Characteristics of Students with Blindness and Visual Impairments3
EDSE 412Braille Code3
EDSE 418Curriculum and Assessment of Students with Blindness and Visual Impairments3
Total Credits15