Visual Impairment/Kamei/MA in VI/California State University, Los Angeles


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      Master of Arts Degree in VI

      Candidates in the Education Specialist Credential Program in VI have an option to apply for admissions to the Master of Arts degree with an emphasis in Visual Impairment and Blindness (MA in VI program). For admissions information to the MA program please see Future Students. MA students learn to analyze research and conduct studies in education. The MA in VI degree program consists of upper and lower division courses in visual impairment with an emphasis in research and policy, including:

      • EDSP 465 Medical Aspects of Visual Impairment (3 units)

      • EDSP 469 Psychological, Sociological and Vocational Implications of Visual Impairment and Blindness (4 units)

      • EDSP 500 Research in Special Education (4 units)

      • EDSP 501 Problems and Practices in Special Education (4 units) OR EDSP 511 Multi-Cultural Issues in Special Education (4 units)

      • EDSP 565 Advanced Issues in Visual Impairment and Blindness (4 units)

      • EDSP 566 Advanced Braille Codes and Strategies for Learners with VIsual Impairments (4 units)

      • EDSP 568 Funcational Skills from the Expanded Core Curriculum for Students who are Blind and Visually Impaired (2 units)

      • EDSP 567 Specialized Instrucal Strategies for Struggling Readers and English Language Learners who are Visually Impaired (4 units)

      • EDSP 569 Specialized Technology for Individuals with Visual Impairment (4 units)

      • EDSP 596  Masters Comprehensive Examination (0 units) or EDSP 599A/B/C Masters Thesis or Project (3/2/2 units)