Division on Visual Impairments


A quarterly newsletter from the Council for Exceptional Children's Division on Visual Impairments containing practitioner tips for Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments, Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialists, and other professionals.

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VIDBE-Q Volume 68 Issue 3 43 Renae Bjorg University of North Dakota renae.bjorg@und.edu Brief History of Program The University of North Dakota (UND) has proudly offered coursework towards teacher licensure/endorsement in the specialization area of Visual Impairment (VI) since the 1980's. In the first years, the courses in VI were offered at the undergraduate level for students double-majoring in general education and special education. Classes were offered on the North Dakota School for the Blind campus (renamed North Dakota Vision Services/School for the Blind). The content was delivered through lecture, hands-on activities such as dissection of a cow's eye and experiences under blindfold, and independent study. The courses met during the summer semester in an eight-week format. Financial resources to support the VI specialization were allocated via legislative approval. The success of the VI University of North Dakota Visual Impairment: Specialization

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