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Masters in Education
Special Education: Visual Impairment

"After completing my teacher certification in Visual Impairment, I am pleased to report that I am happier than I have ever been professionally, and I feel well prepared to make a positive difference for my students.  The very best thing about the program at USC Upstate is that the instructors are genuinely concerned about each one of us as individuals."
- Mary Holley,
Teacher in Oconee County who is completing courses necessary for add-on certification and her Master's plus 30.

Admission Procedures 

Master of Education candidates seeking admission must submit:  

  • Graduate application along with $40 application fee
  • Copy of valid teaching certificate
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate coursework
  • A score of at least 390 on the MAT or minimum scores of 400 on both the verbal and quantitative scales of the GRE*
  • Citizenship Verification Form with required proof

Re-certification and Add-on Certification candidates must submit:  

  • Non-degree seeking application form along with a $10 application fee
  • Copy of a valid teaching certificate
  • Citizenship Verification Form with required proof

*Applicants may apply for conditional admission if they obtained a GPA of less than 2.5 on all undergraduate coursework or were unable to attain minimal criterion scores on either the MAT or GRE after two attempts.