12 months
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33600 USD/year
33600 USD/year
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About

The University of Arizona offers a graduate-level Special Education - Visual Impairment program leading to a specialization in teaching children who are visually impaired: TVI, or Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments.

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Overview

Key Features

Courses are available through hybrid delivery, allowing distance students to complete the Special Education - Visual Impairment program from University of Arizona remotely.

Nationally recognized for excellence, this program prepares individuals to provide services in this challenging and rewarding profession. Our graduates are successfully employed in school districts, special schools, and agencies in Arizona as well as in other states across the country. Financial assistance is often available to students enrolled in this program.

The Department of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies is committed to research about and teaching of students with disabilities and special abilities. The department’s research, teaching, and service address current issues in special education, rehabilitation, school psychology, and deaf studies. The Department of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies (DPS) is dedicated to advancing human and economic development through the empowerment and effective inclusion of culturally diverse individuals with disabilities and special abilities of all ages. 

This is accomplished by conducting research to further knowledge and understanding of abilities, disabilities, adaptations, interventions, and support systems; preparing professionals to educate and facilitate the development of individuals with disabilities and special abilities; and providing leadership at the local, state, national, and international levels. To accomplish our mission, the department offers nationally recognized undergraduate, master's, educational specialist, and doctoral-level degrees to prepare teachers, counselors, specialists, administrators, school psychologists, school counselors, and researchers and educators in special education, rehabilitation, school psychology, gifted education, sign language and deaf studies, and educational interpreting.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Special Services in the Schools
  • Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in Exceptional Learners
  • Research Methods in Education
  • Student Teaching
  • Assessment & Instruction: Learners with Low Incidence Disabilities
  • Low Vision and Visual Functioning
  • Assistive Technology for People with Visual Impairments
  • Visual Impairments and Deaf-Blindness

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

36 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree: must be posted by the time student enters program
  • GPA: 3.0 overall in baccalaureate coursework
  • Documentation of 45 contact hours with children with special needs in a public school classroom (optional).
  • A minimum of three professional letters of recommendation.
  • Ability to qualify for an Arizona IVP fingerprint clearance card to allow work with minors in public school environments.
  • Submission of a graduate application and payment of a graduate application fee.
  • Faculty interview

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33600 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    33600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33600 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    13400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13400 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Tucson

830 - 1140 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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