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The School of
Education at USC Upstate is proud to offer the only Master of Arts in Teaching
in Special Education – Visual Impairment Education Program in South Carolina.
This program is designed for individuals who are seeking initial licensure in
visual impairment. With 50 percent of current teachers of students with visual
impairment expected to retire within the next three to five years, it is a
perfect time to consider becoming a teacher of students with visual
The Master of Arts in
Teaching in Special Education – Visual Impairment Education Program is shaped
and aligned with the School of Education's goals and the standards set by the
Council for Exceptional Children. The SC Department of Education requirements
for licensure in visual impairment have also been embedded into the program. The
two-year program offers live classes at the South Carolina School for the Deaf
and the Blind in the summer and distance learning classes in the fall and
spring. Although the course of study has been designed for part-time students,
students may elect to be full-time students and complete the program in less
than two years.
For more information,
please contact Dr. Tina Herzberg, (864) 503-5572.
Graduate ProgramsAdmissions InformationGraduate Scholarship ApplicationGraduate Assistant ApplicationGraduate Course InfoGraduate Tuition and FeesAPA Format Assistance
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Contact UsDr. Tina Herzberg Director of Graduate Programs 864-503-5572
Graduate Programs Office800 University WaySpartanburg, SC 29303Toll-free: 800-277-8727Phone: 864-503-5573E-mail
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