The College of New Jersey provides an outstanding program for professional preparation as Teacher of the Blind and Visually Impaired. Created to address the field’s ongoing national shortage of qualified professionals, TCNJ’s program is the only one offered at a NJ college or university.
The Department of Special Education, Language & Literacy offers several options to become certified as a teacher of the blind/visually impaired. Information is available for:
- Current 5-year program undergraduates
- Teachers certified in another discipline
- College graduates wishing to become teachers
Graduates will be prepared to serve as itinerant teachers in New Jersey’s public schools and will be skilled in the critical areas of Braille literacy, assistive technology, collaboration and teaming, and the specialized strategies that enable students who are blind/visually impaired to function independently in general education classrooms. Interaction with blind and visually impaired children and adults is an integral component of the program.