"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."

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The Vision Institute at Trevecca offers candidates the opportunity to add a Teacher of the Visually Impaired (TVI) endorsement to their current teaching certificate. This rigorous 13-month Master’s program begins each July with a new cohort. Candidates who complete the program are equipped to work with special needs children with all disabilities. Trevecca and the Tennessee School for the Blind in Nashville are in partnership to bring theory and practice together. Knowledgeable and experienced professors provide students with hands-on practical skills that culminate in graduates who are prepared practitioners. 

Tennessee Endorsement Code: Special Education Vision PreK-12 (462)

Completion of this program will enable graduates to:

  • Be knowledgeable about special education law;
  • Know fundamentals of visual impairments;
  • Read and write Braille;
  • Expand cultural competencies;
  • Implement interdisciplinary and differentiated teaching strategies;
  • Understand anatomy of the eye and issues of visual learning;
  • Use expanded core curriculum;
  • Conduct assessments for visual impairments; and
  • Work effectively with students with visual impairments.

Scholarships for tuition and fees, funded through a grant from the Tennessee Department of Education, are available for a limited number of participants. If a student is accepted for the scholarship, that student must fulfill the Tennessee Student Service Agreement.

If a student is not accepted for the scholarship, or would prefer to not be required to fulfill the service agreement, a student may be accepted into the program at the regular tuition rates and fees. Individuals who are not awarded the scholarship might check the TEACH grant for funding possibilities.

Contact us today to learn more about our Vision Institute. Email us at bdsimmons@trevecca.edu, call us at 615.248.1390, or fill out an application using the "Apply Here" link.

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