Special Education in visual Impairment Credential information

Education Specialist Credential in VI

M.A. in Special Education Option in Visual Impairment & Blindness

The Education Specialist Credential program in Visual Impairment and Blindness is a two level program that consists of preliminary credential and clear credential courses. Generally speaking, to complete the preliminary credential, full-time students take courses for about two years or 6-7 quarters. To earn a preliminary credential, candidates in the program take a number of core courses in general education and special education and specialization courses in visual impairments.   

Upon completion of the Preliminary Education Specialist Credential in Visual Impairment and Blindness program, candidates may continue their education and complete the Clear Credential Program in Visual Impairment and Blindness. Clear Credential Program courses include courses that assist candidates in creating and carrying out a professional Induction plan. As part of the Induction plan candidates complete two to three specialization courses, in which candidates complete advanced fieldwork components. These fieldwork components require students to use assessment data to create and carry out a data-based instructional plan that includes evidenced-based practices and monitor student progress. The culminating project ends with an analysis of progress monitoring data and reflection for future instruction.


Education Specialist Credential program in Visual Impairment and Blindness