TVI Program of Study
The program begins with one eight-week summer session, while the remainder of the program is delivered through web-based applications and culminates with a student teaching experience in or near the student's local community.
This 63-credit program for teachers of students with visual impairments (TVIs) provides a master's degree and an initial licensure. The program is also available as an endorsement.
Portland State University prepares Teachers of Visually Impaired Learners to become effective teachers in resource rooms, to effectively manage an itinerant caseload or to teach in special school settings.
- Graduate level program for initial Teacher Licensure or Endorsement and Master's Degree
- Summer session on PSU campus
- All other classes are web-based
- Comprehensive technology training
- Practica and student teaching arranged in your home area
- Full and partial scholarships available
|Term||Year 1||Year 2|
|Summer||SPED 545 Orientation and Mobility
SPED 546 Braille I
SPED 575 Braille III - Technology
SPED 596 Research
|SPED 521 Behavior Management (if required)|
|Fall||SPED 509 Practicum
SPED 510 Legal and Ethical Foundations
SPED 540 Foundations of Education for the Visually Impaired Learner
|SPED 509 Practicum
SPED 544 Methods of Instruction
SPED 576 Visually Impaired Learners with Additional Disabilities
|Winter||SPED 541 Implications of Vision Problems
SPED 547 Braille II – Nemeth Code
|SPED 520 Collaboration
SPED 597 Issues and Policy in Visual Impairment
|Spring||SPED 542 Assessment of the Visually Impaired Learner
SPED 543 Reading and Literacy K-12: VIL
|SPED 525 Student Teaching (if required)
SPED 507 Master’s comprehensive exam
Visit the Graduate School of Education Licensure site.