Teaching Students With Visual Impairments

Preparing students for in-demand careers

As a special education teaching student in the NSU Millicent Atkins School of Education, you'll have the opportunity for a hands-on classroom experience working with students from the nearby School for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

You'll benefit from Northern's unique partnership with SDSBVI. This partnership is allowing us to enhance our visually impaired teacher education program, expanding it to meet the need of a national shortage - with the ultimate goal of offering a master’s program for teachers of the visually impaired.

That means as a special education student at Northern, you'll not only have the perfect environment for experiential learning, you'll also be equipped to work in an area of education that's in high demand nationwide. Read more below!

Create lessons that support students with diverse learning needs in a variety of settings.

Jeopardy champion and USA Today staff member Eddie Timanus got his educational foundation at SDSBVI.

The dedicated faculty in the Millicent Atkins School of Education are here to support you on your journey to your dream career.

Ready to apply? Let NSU Admissions answer your questions, help you schedule a campus visit, or get you registered today!

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Unique Partnership

The decades-long partnership between Northern State University and the South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired is expanding, with a brand-new SDSBVI facility recently completed.

Read more about the NSU-SDSBVI Educational Impact Campaign here, which also includes the new Athletic and Recreation Fields and Regional Sports Complex.

Read more about the history of the partnership between Northern and SDSBVI here.