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British Columbia

The University of British Columbia

Scarfe 2311
2125 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4

Contact:  Dr. Cay Holbrook
Phone:  604-822-2235
Fax:  604-822-3302
Email: 

Contact:  Dr. Kim Zebehazy

Phone:  604-822-4506

Fax:  604-822-3302

Email: 

  • Blindness and Visual Impairment
  • Graduate – Master’s
  • Graduate – Doctorate
  • Graduate Certificate – Orientation and Mobility
  • Hybrid Program – Summers on campus and on-line courses Spring and Fall terms

Note: Graduate Programs in Visual Impairment, it is formally called a Master’s in Special Education with a concentration in blindness and visual Impairment. The Master’s program is designed to prepare teachers of students with visual impairment

Note: Students spend the summer at UBC and complete the other courses on-line from a distance.

The URLs are updated.  Here is the URL for the Med, M.A. and the O&M graduate certificate:


URL: 

 http://ecps.educ.ubc.ca/special-education/graduate-concentrations/ma-concentrations/blindness-and-visual-impairment/

http://ecps.educ.ubc.ca/special-education/graduate-concentrations/med-concentrations/blindness-and-visual-impairment/

http://pdce.educ.ubc.ca/orientation-and-mobility/


Nova Scotia

Mount Saint Vincent University

Faculty of Education
166 Bedford Hwy
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3M 2J6

VI Contact:  Dr. Frederick French, Graduate programs in Educational Psychology for teachers of the blind and visually impaired, Faculty of Education
Phone:  902-457-6186
Fax: 902-457-4911
Email: 

General Contact Email: 

  • Graduate programs for teachers of the blind and visually impaired
  • Graduate level – Masters (M. Ed in Education Psychology with a concentration in teaching learners who are blind or visually impaired.  Also offering an M. Ed in Education Psychology with a concentration in teaching learners who are deaf or hard of hearing.  Curriculum Studies:  supporting learners with diverse needs and exceptionalities)
  • On-Site summer program with a distance learning program during the academic year and spring session using Moodle, Collaborate, and other distance delivery options

URL: http://www.msvu.ca/en/home/default.aspx


University of Western Ontario

Western University
Faculty of Education – Continuing Teacher Education
1137 Western Road
London, ON Canada N6G 1G7

Contact:  Claire Organ, Manager, Continuing Teacher Education
Phone:  519-661-2092
Email:  

  • Visually Impaired
  • Certification/Licensure Only (AQ Teaching students who are blind – see Note)
  • Distance learning via Internet*

Note:  Three additional qualification courses for teachers leading to specialist qualifications in teaching students who are blind

  • Part 1 course, Part 2 course, and the Specialist course available in the fall session of courses

*Distance learning for the above courses is fully online.

URL: http://www.edu.uwo.ca/programs/continuing-education/index.html