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Master of Education in Special Education with Concentration in Visual Impairment

Major: SPE
Degree Awarded: MED
Unit: GE
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Program Information


Admission Requirements: Baccalaureate degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution, two letters of recommendation, minimum combined score of 800 on the GRE, Test of English as a Foreign Language required of all foreign students from countries in which English is not the native language, a copy of a Kentucky teaching certificate, and 2.75 cumulative grade point average.

Prerequisite to entry into the program:

EDSP 540 Intro to Exceptional Children or equivalent3
Teacher certification 


Inquiry (Critical Thinker) (9 hours) 
EDSP  644  Applied Behavior Analysis3
EDSP  639  Research Analysis in Special Education3
EDSP  669  Single Subject Research Methods and Designs3
Advocacy: (Professional Leader) (6 hours) 
EDSP  597  Seminar in Special Education: Issues in Special Education3
EDSP  627  Applications of Assistive Technology3
Action (Problem Solver) (3 hours) 
EDSP  629  Visuals Impairment Practicum3

Midpoint Assessment: Completion of ½ of Experienced Teacher Standards, with ¾ of indicators for each standard

Area of Emphasis (At least 18 hours) 
EDSP  619  Orientation and Mobility/Daily Living Skills for Teachers3
EDSP  624  Characteristics and Needs of Students who are Blind and Visually Impaired3
EDSP  625  Standard English and Nemeth Braille Codes3
EDSP  626  Educational Procedures for Low Vision Children3
EDSP  628  Seminar: Assessment of the Visually Impaired Students3
EDSP  634  Characteristics & Needs of Students with Moderate and Severe Disabilities3
Minimum total hours36

Exit Requirements: Portfolio (All ETS standards and ¾ of indicators for each standards) or Master’s Thesis (EDSP 699


  1. Students who make a grade of C or below in any Special Education course leading to teacher certification are required to repeat the course before being admitted to Practicum (EDSP 629).
  2. Successful completion of the appropriate PRAXIS Exams are required for Visual Impairment teacher certification. 
  3. Successful completion of midpoint evaluation of program, performance and portfolio.
  4. Minimum of 18 hours in 600-level courses is required.
  5. Transfer credit must be officially accepted by the advisor (maximum of 6 hours) - final acceptance is dependent upon receipt of official transcripts.
  6. A maximum of 6 hours taken in non-degree status can be applied toward a master's degree (upon approval of advisor).
  7. All courses must be completed within 6 years of admission to the program.
  8. To complete the program, students must have minimum of a 3.0 cumulative grade point average. No credit shall be accepted for carrying a grade lower than "C".

Departmental Faculty

Debra Bauder

Associate Professor

Latricia Bronger


Ginevra Courtade

Assistant Professor

Monica Delano

Assistant Professor

Nicole Fenty

Assistant Professor

Timothy Landrum
Associate Professor
Director Doctoral Program

Chair Special Education Department

Amy Lingo

Associate Professor

Rob Pennington

Assistant Professor

Terry Scott


Thomas Simmons
Associate Professor

Contact Information

Special Education, concentration in Visual Impairment – MEd. (Program has been suspended. No new applicants are being accepted at this time.)

Tom Simmons

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