Bachelor of Science in Education, Primary Education (P-5) with Visual Impairment License
A first of its kind in Ohio, you can earn your bachelor’s degree pursuing licensure in early childhood education and as a visual impairments intervention specialist. This dual licensure program provides you with diverse knowledge and experiences that will contribute to gainful employment in a competitive field.
Completion of coursework in the early childhood education program such as equity and diversity, early childhood pedagogy, reading, math, science and language arts.
Gain knowledge in visual impairment which consists of courses that will address literary Braille, Nemeth Code (also known as the mathematics and scientific braille code), assistive technology, assessment, anatomy and physiology of the human eye, special education policy, accommodations, modifications and the expanded core curriculum for children with visual impairments.
Professional placements occur in both early childhood and visual impairments settings, giving you a well-rounded experience that facilitates future job prospects.
Students can complete early childhood coursework at the Columbus, Lima, Marion, Mansfield or Newark campuses. The visual impairments portion of the program is only offered in Columbus through hybrid (both online and in-person) options.
Helps unite current and future teachers and those interested in the field of education under the same principles and values of hard work, ethical practice and service.
Active on campus and in the community, this professional organization of undergraduate and graduate education students benefit from professional development workshops, a spring conference, legal services, money-saving benefits, legislation and lobbying, and networking.
A student organization that aims to grow the field of applied behavior analysis for undergrad and graduate students through guest speakers, site tours, conferences, discussions and social events.
Examine inclusive education for students with disabilities in different cultures, with a focus on visual impairments. This program takes place at University of Tsukuba. Open to all majors, but preference given to education and disability studies.
Over the course of my time in the program I was presented with amazing opportunities, difficult challenges and the chance to work with some of the best of the best in the field of VI.
Upon completion of degree and certification/licensure requirements, you will be prepared for a number of teaching roles within various educational settings. Students will receive a licensure to teach students pre-k to fifth grade and students with visual impairments from pre-k to 12th grade.
Experiences in these settings may lead to specialization within the educational field, providing opportunities for professional involvement and higher education that can lead to career paths in administration, orientation and mobility (O&M), low vision and higher education.
Ohio State academic programs are designed to prepare students for licensure or certification in Ohio. If you plan to pursue licensure or certification in a state other than Ohio, please review state educational requirements for licensure and certification at go.osu.edu/onground.