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Bachelor's in Visual Disabilities

Degree Requirements
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Degree Requirements


By state law, all students enrolled in an undergraduate education major must complete the following courses, either before or during their participation in this program:

Course Course Title
EDF 1005 Introduction to Education
EDF 2085 Teaching Diverse Populations
EME 2040 Introduction to Educational Technology

In addition, the Program in Visual Impairment requires that all students take a course in development. This requirement can be met by taking CHD 2220, EEX 4201 or EDF 4210.

Required Courses

Below is a list of courses required for students preparing to become teachers of children with visual impairments (TVI). It is strongly advised that you consult with your advisor in the development of your schedule each semester.

Course Course Title
EEX 4770 Introduction to Human Exceptionality
EVI 4011 Introduction to Visual Disabilities
EVI 4211 Literary Braille
EVI 4220 Introduction to Orientation and Mobility
EVI 4121 Anatomy and Diseases of the Eye
EVI 4212 Nemeth Code and Supporting Mathematics Instruction
EVI 4324 Assistive Technology for Students with Visual Impairments in the Schools
EVI 4314 Low Vision
RED 4335 Content Area Reading
EVI 4254 Teaching Independent Living Skills to Students with Visual Impairments
EEX 3601 Applied Behavior Analysis for Special Educators
EVI 4312 Academic Modifications in the Public School Class
EVI 4250 Teaching Social and Career Skills
EVI 4330 Teaching Students with Visual Impairment and Other Disabilities
EVI 4311 Teaching Reading and Writing to Students with Visual Impairments
EVI 4230 Educational Management of Students with Visual Impairments
TSL 4324 ESOL Instruction in the Content Area
EVI 4940 Student Teaching Internship



  • For full time students, the undergraduate program requires at least 4 semesters on campus (which includes one summer) and a semester of student teaching, which is often accomplished outside of Tallahassee. Therefore, most people complete their undergraduate degree program in two calendar years.
  • While exceptions occasionally are made, it is advisable for students to begin their studies during the summer or fall semesters.


Useful Links

Professional Organizations
American Council of the Blind
American Foundation for the Blind
American Printing House for the Blind
Association for the Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired
Council for Exceptional Children
Florida Instructional Materials Center for the Visually Impaired
Florida School for the Deaf and Blind
National Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairment
Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
National Federation of the Blind

FSU Resources
FSU Admissions
FSU Career Center
Liberal Studies Checklist
Office of Academic Services and Intern Support
Undergraduate Academic Program Guide/Academic MAPS

FSU Financial Aid
COE Scholarships & Aid


Materials & Downloads

Undergraduate Handbook


Program Contact

Jeannie McDowell
Academic Support Assistant
G107 Stone Building
1114 West Call Street
Tallahassee, FL 32306-4459
(850) 645-8316 (v)
(850) 644-7736 (fax)