Curriculum | Visual Function in Learning

Section Area I: Education Credit Hrs
Required Education Courses (10 semester credits)
EDUC-565 Seminar: Educational and Optometric Connections 1
EDUC-631 Reading Assessments and Techniques 3
EDUC-632 Perspectives on Reading 2
EDUC-635 Language and Literacy Development 2
RDNG-640 MEd/VFL Field Practicum and Seminar 1
RDNG-641 MEd/VFL Case Study Practicum and Seminar 1
Education Electives (7 semester credits)
EDUC-570 School and Society 2
SPED-505 Exceptionalities 2
EDUC-633 Literacy and English-Language Learners 2
EDUC-638 or
EDUC-541
Developing Literacy in the Content Areas
Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum

2

2

EDUC-508 or
EDUC-544
Reading and Language Arts in ECE/Elem
Reading and Language Arts in Elem/MS

4

4

EDUC-572 Service-Learning Field Experience 1
ESOL-544 Educational Linguistics ESOL Teachers 2
Area II: Optometry
Required Optometry Courses (4 semester credits)
OPT-744 Visual Problems That Relate to Learning Difficulties With Lab 3
OPT-765 Seminar in Multidisciplinary Service 1
  Optometry Electives (2 semester credits)  
OPT-743 Neurorehabilitative Optometry 2
OPT-956 Independent Study 2
OPT-992 Research and Data Analysis Methods II 2
Area III: Foundations of Research
OPT-560 Evidence Based Optometry 1
EDUC-670 Introduction to Professional Inquiry 1
EDUC-671 The Scholarship of Teaching 1
Area IV: Education Research Project
EDUC-674 Planning the Inquiry Project 2
EDUC-675 Completing the Inquiry Project 2-4
  Total credits 30

Candidates complete a minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate courses in individual planned programs, which must include 23 semester hours within the College of Education and seven semester hours within the College of Optometry.

In addition to fulfilling the requirements stated above, the candidate is encouraged to take course offerings in other areas to strengthen and to provide further exploration into a particular area of interest. The MEd/VFL Coordinator must approve electives. A planned program of courses must be filed with the College of Education.