Master of Education Degree Sequence of Courses

There are two Master of Education tracks for the TVI program — one for incoming students who already have a degree in special education, and one for incoming students who do not have a degree in special education.

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Please note: Courses marked as “blended” combine in-person and online learning.
Spring Semester
Course #                               Title                            Credits/
Delivery
Master's with
Special Ed
Master's with
No Special Ed 
BLV-5000-AA Foundations of Education & Rehabilitation  2.0/Blended No  Yes
BLV-5001-AA Clinical and Functional Implications of Visual Impairments  3.0/Distance Education Yes Yes
BLV-5002-AA Psychological  
& Social Dynamics of Visual Impairment
1.0/Distance Education  No Yes
BLV-5004-AB Critical Analysis of Research 2.0/Distance Education Yes Yes
BLV-5403-AA Literacy for Students with Visual Impairment 3.0/Distance Education Yes Yes
BLV-5431-AB Principles of Teaching Students with Impairment 2 2.0/Distance Education Yes Yes
Summer Semester
Course #                              Title                       Credits/    
Delivery
Master's with
Special Ed 
Master's with
No Special Ed 
BLV-5130-AA Low Vision Assessment & Intervention 1 3.0/On-Campus Yes Yes
BLV-5131-AA Low Vision Assessment & Intervention 2 2.0/On-Campus Yes Yes
BLV-5101-AA Introduction to Independent Living Skills 1.0/
On-Campus
Yes Yes
BLV-5102-AA Introduction to Orientation & Mobility 1.0/
On-Campus
Yes Yes
BLV-5103-AA Introduction to Assistive Technology 3.0/Blended Yes Yes
BLV-5106-AA Braille Literacy 0.5/
On-Campus
Yes Yes
BLV-5400-AB Expanding the Core Curriculum 3.0/Blended Yes Yes
BLV-5402-AA Numeracy & Science 2.0/
On-Campus
Yes Yes
BLV-5404-AA Educating Emergent Bilinguals 1.5/Distance Education Yes Yes
BLV-6400-AA

 
TVI Fieldwork 1.0/Blended Yes Yes
Fall Semester
Course #                             Title                         Credits/
Delivery
Master's with
Special Ed 
Master's with
No Special Ed
BLV-5490-AA TVI Independent Study 1.0 or 2.0/Distance Education Optional Optional
BLV-5401-AA Teaching Students with Multiple Disabilities 2.0/Blended Yes Yes
BLV-5105-AA Literary Braille Code 3.0/Distance Education Yes Yes
BLV-5430-AA Principles of Teaching Students with Visual Impairment 1 1.0/Distance Education No Yes 
BLV-5007-AA Neurological Visual Impairment in Children 2.0/Distance Education Yes Yes
Upon Completion of Didactic Courses
Course #                Title                           Credits/
Delivery
Master's with
Special Ed  
Master's with
No Special Ed 
BLV-6401-AC TVI Internship  6.0/Direct Service Yes Yes
BLV-6490-AA TVI Comprehensive Examination 0.0/Distance Education  Yes  Yes
Master of Education, Blindness and Visual Impairments Total Credits:
  • 43 credits (students with a special education background)
  • 45 credits (students without a special education background)

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.