Master of Education Degree and Certificate Sequence of Courses

  • Master of Education, Blindness and Visual Impairment: 47 credits
  • Certificate program, Education of Children and Youth with Visual Impairments: 44 credits

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

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Spring Semester
Course #             Title                            Credits/
Delivery
Cert with
Special Ed/
with No
Special Ed 
Master's with
Special Ed/
with No 
Special Ed 
CER-BLV-5000AA Foundations of Education & 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-5403AA Literacy for Students with Visual Impairments 3.0/Distance Education Yes/Yes Yes/Yes
Summer Semester
Course #            Title                       Credits/    
Delivery
Cert with
Special Ed/
with No
Special Ed 
Master's with
Special Ed/
with No 
Special Ed 
CER-BLV-5101AA Introduction to Independent Living Skills 1.0/
On-Campus
Yes/Yes Yes/Yes
CER-BLV-5102AA Introduction to Orientation & 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 & Intervention 1 3.5/Blended Yes/Yes Yes/Yes
CER-BLV-5131AA Low Vision & Intervention 2 3.0/Blended  Yes/Yes Yes/Yes 
CER-BLV-5400AB Expanding the Core Curriculum 3.0/Distance Education Yes/Yes Yes/Yes
CER-BLV-5402AA Nemeth & Other Special Codes 2.0/
On-Campus
Yes/Yes Yes/Yes
CER-BLV-5404AA Educating Emergent Bilinguals 1.5/Distance Education Yes/Yes Yes/Yes 
Fall Semester
Course #             Title                         Credits/
Delivery
Cert with
Special Ed/
with No
Special Ed 
Master's with
Special Ed/
with No 
Special Ed
CER-BLV-5003AA Human Development Across the Lifespan  2.0/Distance Education No/Yes No/Yes
CER-BLV-5103AA Introduction to Assistive Technology 2.0/Distance Education Yes/Yes Yes/Yes
CER-BLV-5401AA Teaching Students with Multiple Disabilities 3.0/Distance Education Yes/Yes Yes/Yes
CER-BLV-5105AA The Literary Braille Code 3.0/Distance Education No/Yes No/Yes
CER-BLV-5430AA Principles of Teaching Students with Visual Impairment 1 1.0/Blended No/Yes No/Yes
CER-BLV-5431AA Principles of Teaching Students with Visual Impairment 2 2.0/Blended No/Yes Yes/Yes
CER-BLV-6400AA TVI Fieldwork 2.0/Distance Education Yes/Yes Yes/Yes 
Upon Completion of Didactic Courses
Course #                Title                           Credits/
Delivery
Certificate Master's 
CER-BLV-6401AA TVI Internship  6.0/Blended Yes Yes
CER-BLV-6490AA TVI Comprehensive Examination 0.0/Distance Education or On-Campus No Yes 
Notes: 
  • Students can begin their program any of the three semesters
  • The TVI internship is a 15-week student teaching experience which is offered in the Fall and Spring semesters.