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Visual Function in Learning, M.Ed.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
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The Master of Education/Vision Function in Learning (MEd/VFL) program is designed for optometrists and optometry students who wish to extend their knowledge of vision problems as they relate to children's reading and learning processes.


Administered cooperatively by Pacific University's College of Education and College of Optometry on the Forest Grove Campus, the 30-semester-hour program provides expertise in understanding the cognitive, linguistic and visual challenges of learning to read.Candidates must hold or be working toward the professional terminal degree in optometry. Candidates within the College of Optometry must have completed the fall semester of the first year of study, have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater, and be in good academic standing. Candidates may enroll in a maximum of eight hours of education coursework before admission to the program.Final requirements for graduation include completion of a written manuscript and an oral presentation of the thesis project.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Reading Assessments and Techniques
  • Perspectives on Reading
  • Language and Literacy Development
  • School and Society
  • Exceptionalities
  • Literacy and English-Language Learners
  • Developing Literacy in the Content Areas
  • Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • Completed application form
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • Resume including employment history, licenses and certifications (if appropriate), experiences with children/youth of the age you wish to teach, and education history (include degrees held)
  • $35 dollar application fee (waived for Pacific University graduates and EL-STEM Applicants).
  • Essay
  • Letters of Reference
  • Copy of current or expired teaching license (if applicable)
  • Proof of admission to Pacific University (Forest Grove undergraduate applicants only)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22440 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22440 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    22440 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22440 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    22440 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22440 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Forest Grove

  • 1410 - 2520 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


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