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Special Education - Visual Impairment

University of South Carolina Upstate

24 months
Duration
29760 USD/year
29760 USD/year
13734 USD/year
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About

Special Education - Visual Impairment from University of South Carolina Upstate is designed for teachers who are already certified. With 50 percent of current teachers of students with visual impairment expected to retire within the next three to five years, it is a perfect time to consider becoming a teacher of students with visual impairments.

Overview

Special Education - Visual Impairment from University of South Carolina Upstate is shaped and aligned with the School of Education's core values and disposition and the standards set by the Council for Exceptional Children. The SC Department of Education requirements for endorsement in visual impairment have also been embedded into the program. Candidates in the program are typically full-time teachers from across the state. Thus, the two-year program offers live classes at the South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind in the summer and distance learning classes in the fall and spring.

Graduates with Special Education - Visual Impairment from University of South Carolina Upstate will:

  • understand the philosophies, laws, and issues related to the education of individuals with visual impairment.
  • understand and apply learner-centered pedagogical techniques and modify instruction to fit students’ emotional, social, and cognitive needs.
  • possess the knowledge and skills required for the specialized curriculum in teaching students with visual impairment.
  • possess the knowledge and skills necessary to assess the needs of students with visual impairment.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Functional Low Vision Assessment and Intervention
  • Literacy Braille 
  • Reading and Writing
  • Visual Impairment and Multiple Disabilities
  • Assessment and Educational Methods for Learners with Visual Impairment
  • Assistive and Instructional Technology for Learners with Visual Impairment 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

It is important that international students apply at least six months before the semester in which they plan to begin their studies.

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Apply online
    • Submit the $100 non-refundable application fee
    • English Proficiency
    • Transcripts
    • Sufficient Funding

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    29760 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14880 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    29760 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14880 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    13734 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6867 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Spartanburg

948 - 1649 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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