Part of the TVI Consortium

A 22-credit hour program offering graduate level coursework and leads to licensure as a teacher of students with visual impairments (TSVI). The program is designed with completion in one year and applicants must hold a valid Ohio teaching license. Coursework is mainly online with an extensive face-to-face field experience and practicum.

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Intervention Specialist: Visual Impairment: 22 Credit Hours


EDVI 6201:  Overview of Visual Impairment


EDVI 6202:  Eye, Brain and Sensory Connections: Impact of Visual Impairment

EDVI 6209:  Braille Reading & Writing


EDIS 6840:  Braille I - Instructional Practices

EDIS 6840:  Braille II - Instructional Practices

EDVI 6206:  Expanded Core Curriculum & Literacy


EDVI 6204:  Braille Competency Check

EDVI 6207: Guidelines for Teaching Children who are Deafblind with/without Concomitant Disabilities

EDVI 6208:  Practicum in Visual Impairments

Program Highlights:

Tuition Support

Provided by the Ohio Department of Education and Workforce, Office for Exceptional Children.

Online Coursework

All program coursework is delivered online using a common curriculum, allowing participants to remain where they already live and work while completing the program. Field work and Practicum components are face to face.

How to Apply

We are accepting applications for Summer 2024. Application deadline is March 15, 2024. We will continue to accept applications on a rolling admissions basis.

The program is a selective admission program and acceptance is not guaranteed. Students will be notified of acceptance by mid-April.

Application requirements

  • Complete an Application for Graduate Admission
  • Evidence of a B.S. or B.A. degree from an accredited institution.
  • Evidence of an overall GPA of 2.75 or greater
  • Copy of teaching license
  • Two letters of reference from educational or professional sources
  • Professional statement including career goals (1-2 pages)

What to include in your personal statement:

  • Provide a brief description of your educational background.
  • Provide a brief description of your current employment.
  • Explain your experience of working with an individual with visual impairment.
  • Provide reasons why you believe that you would be an excellent candidate for the program.
  • Explain your goals and what you hope to gain from the program.

For questions about the admission process, please contact:

Bobbi Madden
Graduate School Administrator
(740) 351-3177

For questions about the Intervention Specialist: Visually Impaired Teacher Licensure Program, please contact:

Kelli Smith
Low Incidence Sensory Disabilities Lead Officer
(740) 351-3571

Download FAQ’s

For more information about the program, download the FAQ (PDF) or contact Kelli Smith at (740) 351-3571 or email at