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Ball State University/Indiana State University

PASS Project – Blumberg Center
Bayh College of Education, University Hall 009
Indiana State University

401 North 7th Street
Terre Haute, IN 47809

Phone:  812-237-2830

Fax:  812-237-8089

VI Contact:  Marcee Wilburn, Project Coordinator
Phone:  812-237-8115
Fax:  812-237-8089
Email: 

  • Visually impaired*
  • Graduate – Licensure only
  • Distance Education (with, at least, one face-to-face weekend seminar and one face-to-face class per semester).

URL:   https://www.indstate.edu/academics/online/graduate/certificate-licensure/visual

*Some financial support is available (textbooks, lodging for weekend seminars) for Indiana residents who are currently teaching on emergency permits in the field of blind/low vision.

Note: Applicants must already hold or be eligible for an Indiana teaching license in Mild Interventions. Applicants apply and go through the program as members of a cohort. Priority for acceptance is given to individuals currently teaching on an emergency permit in the field of blind/low vision.

Illinois State University

Low Vision and Blindness Program
Department of Special Education
Campus Box 5910
Normal, IL 61790-5910

VI Contact:  Dr. Olaya Landa-Vialard, Assistant Professor
Phone: 309-438-8986
Email: 

  • Visually impaired
  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate – Certification/licensure only
  • Graduate – Master’s level
  • Graduate – Doctoral level*
  • Academic year

URL:  https://education.illinoisstate.edu/vision/

Note: This program has been reviewed and approved by NCATE.
*Financial support is available through traineeships, scholarships, or other financial aid.


Northern Illinois University

Dept of Teaching and Learning (SEED)

Gabel 159
Dekalb, IL 60115

TVI, O&M, & RT Contact:  Dr. Stacy Kelly
Phone:  815-753-4103
Fax:  815-753-8594

Email: 

TVI, O&M, & RT Contact:  Dr. Gaylen Kapperman, Professor Emeritus

Phone:  815-753-8453
Email: 

  • Visually impaired*
  • Rehabilitation teaching
  • Orientation and mobility
  • Undergraduate*
  • Graduate – Master’s level
  • Summer* (O&M only for already certified TVIs)
  • Academic year*

URL: http://cedu.niu.edu/seed/academic/vision/

URL: www.vision.niu.edu
Note: This program has been reviews and approved by Division 17, the Professional Preparation Division of AERBVI and NCATE.
*Financial support is available through traineeships, scholarships, or other financial aid

Florida State University

College of Education

1114 West Call Street

P.O. Box 3064450
Tallahassee, FL 32306-4459

Phone:  850-644-6885

Fax:  850-644-2725

Contact:  Dr. Sandra Lewis, Coordinator and Professor
Phone:  850-644-8409
Email: 

Contact:  Mickey Damelio, M. Ed, COMS, Orientation and Mobility Coordinator

Phone:  850-583-1582

Email: 

  • Visually impaired
  • Multiply impaired
  • Orientation and mobility
  • Undergraduate (VI)
  • Graduate – Master’s level with or without certification*
  • Graduate – Doctoral level*
  • Academic year
  • Distance learning via outreach at St. Petersburg College, Largo, FL

URL: 

http://explorefsucoe.com/curriculum-and-instruction-visual-disabilities

http://www.academic-guide.fsu.edu/Special_Education_visual_disabilities.html

https://www.fsu.edu/news/2010/11/16/visually.impaired/

 

University of Northern Colorado

School of Special Education
Campus Box 141
Greeley, CO 80639

Contact:  Dr. Paula Conroy, Professor, Coordinator of VI and O&M Programs
Phone:  970-351-1651
Email: 

Contact:  Dr. Silvea Correa-Torres, Ed. D. Assistant Professor of Special Education
Phone:  970-351-1651
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.unco.edu/cebs/sped/prospective/Vision/index.html

California State University - Los Angeles

Division of Special Education
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032

TVI Contact:  Dr. Cheryl Kamei-Hannan, Ph. D.
Phone:  323-343-6297
Email:  or

O&M Contact:  Dr. Diane Fazzi, Ph. D, COMS

Phone:  323-343-4411

Fax:  323-343-56056
Email: 


OR


Ms. Brenda Naimy, COMS

Phone:  323-343-4411
Email: 

  • Visually impaired*
  • Multiple impairments*
  • Orientation and mobility
  • Graduate – Certification/licensure only
  • Graduate – Master’s level*
  • Graduate – Doctoral level*
  • Academic year
  • Distance learning via the internet
  • Distance learning via face-to-face

URL: www.calstatela.edu/academic/ccoe/

*Financial aid is available through the CSULA financial office. Also, students may apply for federal grant funding through OSEP when available.


San Francisco State University

Department of Special Education
1600 Holloway Ave
San Francisco, CA 94132

VI Contact:  Dr. Summer Hsia, Associate Professor and Interim Coordinator of the Program in Visual Impairments

Phone:  415-338-3430

Email: 

O&M Contact:  Dr. Sandra Rosen, Program Coordinator
Phone: 415-338-1245

Fax:  415-338-0566
Email: 

VI Contact:  Dr. Amanda Lueck
Phone:  415-338-3118

Phone:  415-338-1080
Email: 

  • Visually impaired*
  • Orientation and mobility*
  • Graduate – Certification/licensure only*
  • Graduate – Master’s level*
  • Graduate – Doctoral level
  • Distance learning options for VI Program
  • Summer
  • Academic year

VI:  http://www.sfsu.edu/~visimp/
O&M: http://online.sfsu.edu/~mobility/

*Financial support is available through traineeships, scholarships, or other financial aid. Restrictions may apply.
Note: Stipends are offered to students in both credential and master’s programs.

University of Arkansas – Little Rock

College of Education and Health Professions
Dept. of Counseling, Adult & Rehabilitation Education (CARE)
2801 South University Avenue

Dickinson Hall, Suite 300
Little Rock, AR 72204

Dept. of Counseling, Adult & Rehabilitation Education (CARE)

O&M Contact:  Dr. William Jacobson, Ed. D.
Phone:  501-569-8505
Email: 

URL:  http://ualr.edu/ma/RHBLO/

Rehabilitation Counseling Program

Contact:  Dr. Ray Ortega, Coordinator
Phone:  501-682-2571
Email: 

URL:  http://ualr.edu/ma/coun/

  • Orientation and mobility
  • Rehabilitation counseling
  • Distance education
  • Graduate - Certification/licensure only (Online O&M Certification)
  • Graduate - Master's level* (Online MA in O&M and Counseling with emphasis in Rehabilitation Counseling)
  • Summer
  • Academic year

Note:  The online O&M Certificate includes 2 three week summer terms in Little Rock

University of Arizona

Department of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies:  Specialization in Visual Impairments

College of Education/DPS
PO Box 210069

The University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ 85721

Contact:  Dr. Sunggye Hong, Associate Professor and Coordinator for Programs in Visual Impairments
Phone: 520-621-0945

Fax:  520-521-3821
Email: 

  • Visually impaired*
  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing*
  • Graduate – Certification/licensure only
  • Graduate – Master’s level
  • Graduate – Doctoral level
  • Summer
  • Academic year

Note: * Financial aid will depend on status of grants. Contact the University for more, current information. Financial support is available through traineeships, scholarships, or other financial aid. Restrictions may apply.
Note: This program has been reviewed and approved by Division 17, the Professional Preparation Division of AERBVI.
URL: http://www.uacoe.arizona.edu/vi/

The University of Alabama at Birmingham

UAB School of Education

901 13th Street South

Birmingham, AL 35294

Office EB 124

Contact:  Diane Pevsner, PhD
Program Director, Special Education and Visual Impairment Education

Phone:  205-317-1712
Email: 

  • Multiple disability*
  • Visually impaired*
  • Deafblind*
  • Graduate – Master’s level
  • Summer
  • Academic year
  • Distance learning via internet
  • Distance learning via outreach
  • Distance learning via combination of methods

Note: * Financial aid available only to Alabama residents. Financial support is available through traineeships, scholarships, or other financial aid. Restrictions may apply.


URL:  http://www.uab.edu/education/home/teacher-education-program/special-education

Massey University

Institute of Education
Room no. 1.39, Collinson Building, Manawatu Campus
Private Bag 11 222
Palmerston North
4442, New Zealand

Contact:  Julia Budd, PhD
Phone: +64 6 356 9099 (Ext. 84412)
Fax: +64 6 350 5668
Email: 

The Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Teaching (Blind and Vision Impairment) is an endorsement which provides advanced theoretical and research-based study of specialist teaching relating to understanding of the development and learning needs of students who are blind or have a visual impairment.

This includes an examination of evidence-based practices for specialist teachers of learners who are blind or have a visual impairment and a supervised practicum.

URL:  http://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/learning/programme-course-paper/programme.cfm?prog_id=93484&major_code=2854

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