Visual Impairment Graduate Licensure


Indiana State University offers an online Visual Impairment Teaching Licensure Program designed to prepare Indiana teachers to work with students who are blind or have low vision. The program is made possible by the Promoting Achievement for Students with Sensory Loss (PASS) grant, which is funded by the Indiana Department of Education through the Blumberg Center.

  • This 16-credit-hour program may be completed in 24 months of study. Students begin in spring and follow the program sequence (spring: 3 credits; summer: 3 credits; fall: 3 credits; spring: 3 credits; summer: 3 credits; fall: 1 credit).
  • All courses are offered online with required face-to-face classes and weekend seminars.
  • Coursework from other colleges/universities in the area of blind/low vision do not count toward completion of the program.
  • This program is open to eligible students in the U.S. (including the District of Columbia and all U.S. territories). The program is closed to students residing in countries other than the U.S. except for U.S. military and State Department personnel and their family members with APO/FPO addresses.
  • Representations on licensing apply to licensing in the state of Indiana only. Individuals outside of Indiana need to check with their local licensing authority to determine reciprocity between their state and Indiana. For important information, visit Licensure or Certification Information.

Required Courses

In addition, the Visual Impairment Licensure Program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and approved by the Indiana State Board of Education. For more information click

Financial Aid & Assistance

Graduate students may be eligible for federal student loans if they are admitted into graduate degrees (or first-time teacher certification programs) and meet other eligibility requirements. Certificate programs are not eligible for financial aid. Private alternative loans can help students pay college expenses that may not be covered by federal loan programs or other financial aid. For more information, visit financial aid.

In addition, students may be eligible for payment plans and veterans benefits.

Further Information

For further information and assistance, contact:

PASS Project
Indiana State University
(812) 237-8115


The Graduate Catalog and Undergraduate Catalog of Indiana State University are the documents of authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalogs supersede information issued by any academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the requirements at any time.