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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Master's Degree Special Education Specialization: Visual Impairment Certificate: Undergraduate and Graduate Accreditation • Higher Learning Commission • Council for Exceptional Children • North Dakota Educational Standards and Practices Board • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation Program Benefits Equipping you for a transformative career in special education. • Be prepared for the changing world with evidence based, innovative practices in the field of VI. • Receive personalized learning experiences and one- to-one advising. • Small class sizes ensure rich learning opportunities. • Make a difference in the lives of children and youth who are blind or visually impaired and their families. Affordable Tuition Students employed in North Dakota schools might be eligible for a tuition waiver. Scholarships are also available for students who qualify. Apply Contact Karen Harrie for more information about tuition requirements. karen.harrie@und.edu (701) 777-2346 Application Deadline April 1, July 15, November 1 Contact Us Dr. Renae Bjorg Coordinator, Visual Impairments Specialization Teaching, Leadership and Professional Practice Phone: (701) 777-6760 Email: renae.bjorg@und.edu Program Description The Visual Impairment (VI) specialization area focuses on children and adolescents. It addresses several aspects of VI including characteristics, assessment, braille code, methods/strategies, expanded core curriculum and application in a field setting. VI/Multiple disabilities, Deafblind, and VI/Early Intervention are also addressed. Offered entirely online, asynchronous! Master's of Education – Specialization VI For individuals seeking Initial Licensure Master's of Science – Specialization VI For individuals seeking Advanced Licensure Certificate: Graduate (12 credits) Gain essential skills and practical knowledge for supporting individuals with visual impairments in educational and community settings. • Dual certificate credits also count toward a certificate and a master's degree at UND. Certificate: Undergraduate (12 credits) The certificate provides a pathway for students, therapists, medical personnel, parents, childcare providers, and others. • Acquire essential skills and knowledge to meet the needs of individuals who have a visual impairment. • Prepare for the demands of the job. • Accessible to those who do not hold a degree and those holding a degree wishing to fill their personal goals. • Dual certificate credits count towards a certificate and a master's degree at UND.

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