What Training do Teachers of the Visually Impaired have?
Teachers of the Visually Impaired (TVI) complete a university training program. University programs can be completed on either an undergraduate or graduate level. Course work should include physiology of the eye, principles of education, Braille (both literary and math Braille codes), low vision, technology, methods of teaching, and implications of other handicapping conditions. Once the university program is complete, graduates must submit their transcripts to the Department of Education and take additional state testing to be Certified as a Teacher of the Visually Impaired.