Certificate Program Sequence of Courses

There are two Certificate 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
Cert with
Special Ed
Cert with
No Special Ed
BLV-5000 Foundations of Education & Rehabilitation  2.0/Blended No Yes
BLV-5001 Clinical and Functional Implications of Visual Impairments  3.0/Distance Education Yes Yes
BLV-5002 Psychological  
& Social Dynamics of Visual Impairment
1.0/Distance Education  No Yes
BLV-5004 Critical Analysis of Research 2.0/Distance Education No No
BLV-5403 Literacy for Students with Visual Impairment 3.0/Distance Education Yes Yes
BLV-5431 Principles of Teaching Students with Impairment 2 2.0/Distance Education Yes Yes
Summer Semester
Course #                              Title                       Credits/    
Delivery
Cert with
Special Ed
Cert with No
Special Ed
BLV-5130 Low Vision Assessment & Intervention 1 3.0/On-Campus Yes Yes
BLV-5131 Low Vision Assessment & Intervention 2 2.0/On-Campus Yes Yes
BLV-5101 Introduction to Independent Living Skills 1.0/
On-Campus
Yes Yes
BLV-5102 Introduction to Orientation & Mobility 1.0/
On-Campus
Yes Yes
BLV-5103 Introduction to Assistive Technology 3.0/Blended Yes Yes
BLV-5106 Braille Literacy 0.5/
On-Campus
Yes Yes
BLV-5400 Expanding the Core Curriculum 3.0/Blended Yes Yes
BLV-5402 Numeracy & Science 2.0/
On-Campus
Yes Yes
BLV-5404 Educating Emergent Bilinguals 1.5/Distance Education Yes Yes
BLV-6400

 
TVI Fieldwork 1.0/Blended Yes Yes
Fall Semester
Course #                             Title                         Credits/
Delivery
Cert with
Special Ed
Cert with No
Special Ed
BLV-5401 Teaching Students with Multiple Disabilities 2.0/Blended Yes Yes
BLV-5105 Literary Braille Code 3.0/Distance Education Yes Yes
BLV-5430 Principles of Teaching Students with Visual Impairment 1 1.0/Distance Education No Yes 
BLV-5007 Neurological Visual Impairment in Children 2.0/Distance Education Yes Yes
Upon Completion of Didactic Courses
Course #                Title                           Credits/
Delivery
Cert with
Special Ed
Cert with No
Special Ed
BLV-6401 TVI Internship  6.0/Direct Service Yes Yes
Certificate program, Teacher of the Visually Impaired​ Total Credits:
  • 41 credits (students with a special education background)
  • 43 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.