Special Education, Visual Impairment Graduate Certificate


The Graduate Certificate in Special Education, Visual Impairment is designed to provide specific background, education, and tools to students to address the needs of preK-12 learners with blindness and visual impairments. The program will educate students about the etiology, characteristics and assessment of visual impairment and blindness. Students will develop knowledge and skills to adapt classroom materials. Students will learn to identify, and implement instructional strategies and accommodations for visually impaired learners. Graduates will be prepared to teach and support preK-12 learners who are blind and visually impaired.

Required Courses:

EDSP 650 - Characteristics of Students with Visual Impairment (3 credits)

EDSP 653 - Teaching Methods for Students with Visual Impairments (3 credits)

EDSP 654 - Assistive Technology for Individuals with Sensory Impairments (3 credits)

EDSP 655 - Braille Code (3 credits)

EDSP 656 - Braille Reading and Writing (3 credits)

EDSP 657 - Curriculum and Assessment for Students with Visual Impairments (3 credits)

EDSP 658 - Medical and Educational Implications of Visual Impairments (3 credits)

EDSP 659 - Orientation and Mobility for Students with Visual Impairments (2 credits)


Liz Altieri, Professor, Special Education

School of Teacher Education and Leadership

College of Education and Human Development

Phone: 540-831-5590

E-mail: ealtieri@radford.edu