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Kutztown University

Department of Special Education

15200 Kutztown Road
Kutztown, PA 19530

Phone:  610-683-4000

Contact:  Dr. Nicole Johnson, Ed.D
Phone:  610-683-4297
Email: 

  • Visually impaired
  • Undergraduate (B.S. in Education in Visual Impairments)
  • Graduate Visual Impairment Certification
  • Academic year

URL:  http://www.kutztown.edu/academics/colleges-and-departments/education/departments/special-education/programs/visual-impairment-program.htm

Financial support is available through traineeships, scholarships, or other financial aid.


Salus University

College of Education and Rehabilitation
Elkins Park Campus
8360 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027

Department Phone: 215-780-1360

Fax:  215-780-1357

TVI Masters and Certificate Programs Contact:  Ms. Kerry Lueders, Interim Director

Phone: 215-780-1366
Email: 

Low Vision Rehabilitation Masters and Certificate Programs Contact:
Dr. Duane Geruschat and Kerry Lueders, Program Co-Directors
Phone: 215-780-1360
Email:  and

O&M Masters and Certificate Programs Contact: Dr. Fabiana Perla, Director
Phone: 215-780-1367
Email: 

Vision Rehabilitation Teaching Masters and Certificate Programs Contact:
Lachelle Smith, Director
Phone:  215-780-1360
Email:  

National Leadership Consortium for Sensory Disabilities Contact:
Dr. Brooke Smith, Project Coordinator
Phone:  215-780-1502
Email:  

  • Orientation and mobility*
  • Multiply impaired*
  • Visually impaired*
  • Rehabilitation teaching*
  • Graduate – Certification/licensure only*
  • Graduate – Master’s level*
  • Distance learning via the internet
  • Distance learning via combination methods
  • Summer*
  • Institute for face-to-face courses*
  • Academic year*

URL: www.salus.edu/
Note:  Salus University, College of Education and Rehabilitation is approved by Middle States Commission of Higher Education

Financial support is nearly always available through federal grants/traineeships, scholarships, or other financial aid.


University of Pittsburgh

Vision Studies Program

5332 Wesley W. Posvar Hall

230 South Bouquet Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Program Coordinator Contact:  Dr. Tessa McCarthy
Phone:  412-648-7308

Fax:  412-648-7081
Email: 

  • Visually impaired*
  • Orientation and mobility*
  • Graduate – Certification/licensure only
  • Graduate – Master’s level*
  • Graduate – Doctoral level*
  • Summer
  • Academic year*
  • Distance learning via internet*

URL: www.education.pitt.edu/visionstudies/
*Financial support may be available through traineeships, scholarships, or other financial aid.