Teachers of the Visually Impaired

Hands-on learning to prepare students for in-demand careers

As a special education student at Northern, you'll get hands-on classroom experience. You'll also be prepared to work in an area of education that's in high demand nationwide, as a teacher of the visually impaired.

This is all thanks to a unique, collaborative partnership between Northern and the nearby School for the Blind and Visually Impaired

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Learn more about our special education degree offerings:


For more information about becoming a teacher of the visually impaired, please contact Dr. Cheryl Wold, program graduate coordinator; or call the NSU Graduate Studies Office at 605-626-2558.


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!

Front of the new SDSBVI building
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.