On 11/29/16, sped wrote:
> I have an educational specialist credential for mild/moderat
> e disabilities. Is there a way I can add a Visual Impairmen
> ts authorization without doing student teaching over again?
> Every college I look at just seems to have programs for peop
> le coming into the field. I can't quit my current teaching
> job to do student teaching.
I looked at CCTC and did the search query for this Visual
impairments credential. Did the special ed. credentials area
and did not find much.
My wife has the moderate/severe credential and taught that
area. She did not have much info, other than you possibly
would have to learn braille.
In our district blind students or visual impaired students
were assisted by Sacramento County Office of Education, known
as SCOE. They had specialist trained in school placement and
assisting the classroom teacher, whether it was regular ed.
teacher or special ed. department. They would have two or
three schools for placement, and would visit the campus and
provide help as needed.
My job as counselor in the Fall was to order medium, large,
or Braille testing materials for the Spring STAR test. As far
as I know, there were no special ed. teachers with the visual
impairment credential. This was taken care of by the SCOE.
You might need to contact the county were you work and see if
they have any information. Also maybe contact CCTC and see if
they have additional information as the web site did not
answer the question. There might be a school that specializes
in this area. And of course you would have to go to night
school as you work full time.
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