This one-year, five-course sequence of study is aimed at increasing the number of personnel qualified to provide early intervention for Illinois children with blindness, visual impairments, or deaf/blindness.
Upon completion, candidates will earn the Early Intervention Vision Specialist graduate certificate, as well as complete the necessary core knowledge competency areas needed to apply for the early intervention credential in Illinois.
The program will recruit cohorts of Teachers of the Visually Impaired and Orientation and Mobility Specialists to enable them to become Early Intervention Developmental Therapists-Vision and Developmental Therapists-Orientation and Mobility Specialists in order to increase access to highly trained service providers for infants and toddlers with blindness, visual impairments, or deaf/blindness.
A student applying to a graduate certificate program must:
International students can learn more about specific application requirements by visiting the Office of Admissions.
A student applying to this program must:
Applicants must provide three letters of recommendation and a photocopy of current teaching certificate or evidence of successful completion of a university O&M program to:
Department of Special Education
Campus Box 5910
Normal, IL 61790-5910
Applicants may be asked to provide further information or to participate in an interview process to determine a match between their previous preparation, current goals, and the focus of the plan of study. Admission portfolios are reviewed and acted upon by the department Graduate Coordinator.
|Fall||Deadline for receipt of all application materials is March 17, 2017.|
|Jane Koscielak||DeGarmo 61Cfirstname.lastname@example.org||(309) 438-5133|
|Megan Baxter||DeGarmo 61Hemail@example.com||(309) 438-2314|