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Deep South Synergy TVI Project

Jackson State University offers a program designed to give expertise in teaching children with visual impairments.   This program, Deep South Synergy (DS²) TVI Project, is funded by the United States Department of Special Education, Office of Special Education Services. Both general and special educators are eligible. Participants can seek a Master of Science in Special Education, Visually Impaired Concentration Degree or the Mississippi K-12 Add-on Endorsement. Graduates will be profession-ready teachers who understand:

  • the unique educational needs and appropriate decisions for research-based interventions,
  •  specialized curricula,
  • modifications and accommodations in the learning environment,
  • transition needs of  children with visual impairments to live independently


Master’s Degree:

The program requires successful completion of 39 credit hours. Twenty-seven of the 39 credit hours consists of specialized coursework, with 12 hours of core coursework. A limited number of full scholarships are available to support students who qualify for the Master’s program.

Mississippi K-12 Add-On Endorsement:

Coursework is also provided to individuals seeking an add-on endorsement.  Twenty-one credit hours of specialized coursework are required for the add-on endorsement.  Students who participate in the endorsement program are not eligible for financial support from the grant.

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