Catalog 2010-2012

Teacher of Students With Visual Impairments

This major will lead to an M.A.E. degree for teaching students with visual impairments from birth to 21. Students must complete the requirements for Early Childhood, Elementary, or Secondary Education major at the B.A. level to be enrolled in this major.

Students interested in this program must submit a completed Application for Admission to Graduate Study and should contact the Department of Special Education for any other admission requirements.  Graduate information and application for graduate admission can be found at http://www.grad.uni.edu/admission.

The Graduate Record Examination (General Test) is not required for admission to the program.

This major is available on the thesis and non-thesis options. A minimum of 44 hours is required for the thesis option; a minimum of 41 hours is required for the non-thesis option. A minimum of 15 hours of 200/6000-level course work is required on the thesis option. A minimum of 12 hours of 200/6000-level course work is required on the non-thesis option.

Successful completion of a final research paper or an oral comprehensive examination is required for the thesis option, which will be determined based upon the student's needs. Successful completion of a final written comprehensive examination is required for the non-thesis option.

Note that students should take an additional nine hours of student teaching to qualify for the Teacher of Students With Visual Impairments State Endorsement.

 

Required professional core:

  Educational Psychology: 200:214 or Social Foundations: 260:234.....3 hours

  Measurement and Research: 250:205.....3 hours

Required special education core:

  Special Education: 220:293; 220:295.....6 hours

TVI emphasis requirement:

  Special Education: 220:125; 220:126; 220:132; 220:134; 220:136; 220:138; 220:153; 220:192 (2 required for a total of 6 hrs.).....26 hours

Research: 220:299.....3 or 6 hours

  Thesis (6 hrs.)

  Non-thesis (3 hrs.)

Thesis option.....44 hours

Non-thesis option.....41 hours