FIMC-VI's Canvas Resource Site

  • Using the Canvas Learning Management System platform, FIMC-VI has created a resource site for TVIs and other professionals serving students with visual impairments in Florida.  To be added to this site, email Liz Anderson.

  • Once you have registered, you may reach this site by visiting Canvas.

FIMC-VI Created Resources


Florida Department of Education Administrative Rules for Educators of Students Who Are Visually Impaired

  • Specialization Requirements for Certification in the Area of Visually Impaired (Grades K-12)--Academic Class 

  • Specialization Requirements for the Orientation and Mobility Endorsement--Academic Class


Florida Exceptional Student Education Eligibility for Students Who Are Visually Impaired

Florida State Board eligibility rule

Technical Assistance Paper coming soon


Florida State Standards for Education of Students Who Are Visually Impaired

Course Standards for Expanded Core Competencies (Florida educator certification in Visually Impaired (Elementary and Secondary Grades K-12) required):

Course Standards for Orientation and Mobility (Florida educator certification in Visually Impaired (Elementary and Secondary Grades K-12) Plus Orientation and Mobility Endorsement required):


Teacher Preparation Programs at Florida State University

Are you alternatively certified or teaching out of field and need to learn the specialized skills to work with students who have visual impairments? Are you an educator or paraprofessional who wants to become a TVI? 


Florida State University now offers an online program to prepare teachers who can provide effective instruction to students who are visually impaired.


This program is offered online and specifically tailored for teachers who are working. 


A new cohort begins each August. 


Deadline to apply is July 1st (Application)


Funding from TEACH grants is available to those who agree to teach full time for at least 4 years at a school or educational service agency that serves students from low-income families. Other scholarships are available.

Email Eileen Bischof to learn more!


Scholarships available through other agencies: