Master of Education in Visual Function in Learning
The Master of Education/Vision Function in Learning (MEd/VFL) program is designed for optometrists and optometry students who wish to extend their knowledge of vision problems as they relate to children's reading and learning processes.
Administered cooperatively by Pacific University's College of Education and College of Optometry on the Forest Grove Campus, the 30-semester-hour program provides expertise in understanding the cognitive, linguistic and visual challenges of learning to read.
Candidates must hold or be working toward the professional terminal degree in optometry. Candidates within the College of Optometry must have completed the fall semester of the first year of study, have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater, and be in good academic standing. Candidates may enroll in a maximum of eight hours of education coursework before admission to the program.
Final requirements for graduation include completion of a written manuscript and an oral presentation of the thesis project.