College of Education program will boost support for K-12 students who are visually impaired | University of Arizona News

College of Education program will boost support for K-12 students who are visually impaired

The program, funded by a $1.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education, will recruit graduate students studying special education and teach them to collaborate with other specialists to provide more holistic support to students with visual impairments.

By Kyle Mittan,
University Communications

Jan. 17, 2023

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The program aims to address a critical shortage – in Arizona and across the U.S. – of teachers who serve students with visual impairments or other disabilities.

A new program in the University of Arizona College of Education will focus on increasing the number of teachers serving K-12 students who are visually impaired, and ensuring those students get the most comprehensive support possible.

Up to 30 students in the college’s special education Master of Arts program who are studying one of three different specialties – visual impairment, severe and multiple disabilities, and orientation and mobility – will participate in the two-year program. The students [...]

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