If you wish to teach the blind and visually impaired (B/VI) you must have the knowledge as well as the skills to understand students who have disabilities and how these students learn and develop. You must be able to evaluate and accommodate the strengths and needs of students who are B/VI.
The NYSTCE Blind and Visually Impaired exam assesses your knowledge and skill in teaching the blind and visually impaired with approximately eighty multiple-choice questions and four transcription assignments in the following areas: Understanding Blindness and Visual Impairments makes up 18 percent of the exam; Assessing Students and Developing Individualized Education Programs makes up another 18 percent of the exam; 24 percent of the exam consists of questions about Promoting Student Development and Learning; 10 percent consists of questions about Promoting Students' Communication and Literacy Skills; Professional Practice makes up 10 percent of the exam; and transcription assignments in Promoting Students' Communication and Literacy Skills make up 20 percent of the exam. By passing the NYSTCE Blind and Visually Impaired exam you are qualified to teach individuals that are blind or visually impaired in the New York State public school system.
Last Updated: 05/15/2014