Special Education: Visual Impairments

The Master of Education in visual impairments is offered by Trevecca’s Vision Institute to equip participants specifically to teach students with visual impairments and other disability types. An endorsement-only option allows teachers to add an endorsement in special education vision pre-K-12 to their existing teaching license without pursuing the full degree.

Program Benefits

  • Complete your degree in 13 months with a supportive cohort of students working toward similar goals.
  • Reap the educational benefits of our partnership with the Tennessee School for the Blind in Nashville. 
  • Enjoy the collaborative learning environments fostered by our small class sizes.
  • Learn from faculty who possess the highest degrees in their fields and have relevant and valuable real-world experience.

What to Expect

The Master of Education in visual impairments is offered by Trevecca’s Vision Institute to equip Teachers of the Visually Impaired (TVIs). We partner with the Tennessee School for the Blind in Nashville to bring the best of theory and practice together. Our curriculum covers topics such as the anatomy of the eye; the fundamentals of visual impairments; cultural competencies; interdisciplinary and differentiated teaching strategies; visual impairment assessments; and special education law. During the program you’ll also learn how to read and write Braille.

If you have an existing teaching license and aren’t interested in the full master’s degree, you can choose our add-on option. This allows you to add the Tennessee Endorsement Code in special education vision pre-K-12 to your license after completing 15-18 hours of coursework and passing the Praxis exam. 

Why Choose Trevecca?

Founded in 1901 and a leader in online education for more than two decades, Trevecca has been recognized nationally and locally for providing our students with the highest level of academic quality and rigor. We offer a holistic education focused on the intellectual, social, emotional, physical, and spiritual health of all the students in our diverse student body. As a Christian university, we offer programs that explore the ways faith and education intersect. We are committed to educating the next generation through servant leadership with a biblical and ethical lens.

Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

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Financial Aid & Costs

Financial Aid & Costs

Nearly every student at Trevecca receives some form of assistance in paying for college. Learn all about the affordability of a TNU education and options for receiving aid.

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Career Opportunities

With a Master of Education in visual impairments, you’ll be ready to serve and teach the students who have visual impairments or other disabilities. Possible roles include:

  • Special education teacher (pre-K–12)
  • Special education administrator
  • Special education instructor in private or nonprofit businesses
  • Special education advocate
  • Special education tutor
  • Current teaching license
  • List of three references with contact information
  • Score report on the MAT (minimum 378) or GRE (minimum 290 current format
  • Signed nomination and support letter

"Not only did Trevecca prepare me to be the best educator that I can be, but the School of Education pushed me to grow in my walk with Christ."

Kassandra Robinson Trevecca graduate