New Visual Impairment Licensure Program
CUW has been approved by DPI to provide coursework enabling graduate students to apply for an add-on license in visual impairment, PK-12, #1825. It is the only VI licensure program in the state. This is an accelerated online program with courses in visual impairment which are 12-week courses, and special education which are 8-week courses, and includes a portfolio and practicum. The Triad Model of Teaching Video Review which is used in other CUW graduate special education programs will also be used in coursework in the visual impairment program. Students may take coursework toward licensure and/or add a Master of Science in Education degree.
There is a required Summer Residency at the CUW campus in Mequon scheduled for June 22-26, 2020. During the Summer Residency graduate students will start the courses Orientation and Mobility, and Assistive Technology. There will also be field trips to local sites related to visual impairments. On-campus housing may be arranged.
Teachers interested in this licensure program should have a current valid Tier II teaching license in any field, and complete the online graduate application. The program has rolling admissions and rolling enrollment meaning applications are taken throughout the year with accepted students enrolling in the next available course.
For more information please contact Dr. Wanda Routier, Director of Graduate Special Education programs,