VIL Initial Licensure with Master’s

The program begins with one three­week summer session, while the remainder of the program is delivered through web­based applications and culminates with a student teaching experience in or near the student's local community.

This 65­ credit program for teachers of students with visual impairments (TSVIs) provides a master's degree and an initial licensure. Students complete the master’s core:

Master's core courses:

  • SPED 596: Research in Special Education
  • SPED 597: Issues and Practices in Special Education
  • SPED 506: Applied Project
Year 1
Summer 12 credits
Fall 6 credits
Winter 6 credits
Spring 5 credits
Year 2
Summer 9 credits
Fall 6 credits
Winter 15 credits
Spring 6 credits

*hybrid 8 week courses with 3 weeks of face­-to-­face instruction in Portland