Teacher of the Visually Impaired

Guide blind people on the path toward independence.

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Salary Range
$18,000 – $70,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Teacher of the Visually Impaireds do?

Teachers of the Visually Impaired put their creative skills to good use helping students who have visual disabilities to learn and grow. They combine the traditional skills of a Teacher with their ability to understand and encourage children who are learning how to live life to the fullest even with vision problems.

Teachers the world over all undertake the same responsibilities of planning lessons, teaching students, grading homework, and tutoring those who are struggling. What, then, does a Teacher of the Visually Impaired add to the mix?

If you’re a Teacher of the Visually Impaired, you’re the one who understands the severity of each and every student’s disability, the one who gives students the specific tools they need to learn, and the one who strives to see that each child can take care of himself or herself without relying on others for everything. Education goes beyond learning to recite the alphabet or read a recipe. Your students learn how to read Braille and how to successfully make a sandwich even when they can’t see anything in front of them.

Each day, you encourage your students to take small steps toward their goals, whether it’s the ability to read a book or to tie their own shoes. They learn these skills in addition to the traditional math, reading, and other subjects kids their age are picking up. On paper, a visual disability may sound scary, but you turn that black-and-white diagnosis into an opportunity to learn and overcome.

Should I be a Teacher of the Visually Impaired?

You should have a bachelor's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Logical Thinker: You take a step-by-step approach to analyze information and solve problems.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Instructor, Braille, Mathematics Improvement Teacher, Mentally Handicapped Teacher, Orthopedically Impaired Teacher See More

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