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VI and O&M Preparation in Texas

Information on how to become certified as a teacher of students with visual impairments or an orientation and mobility specialist.

VI and O&M Preparation in Texas

Information on how to become certified as a teacher of students with visual impairments or an orientation and mobility specialist.

Certification to work with students with visual impairments is available, regardless of where you live in Texas. Training is provided through Texas Tech University and Stephen F. Austin State University.

Download the VI and O&M Preparation document below for detailed information including training prerequisites, required coursework, application due dates, and applying for a stipend.

If you have questions or need more information about VI and O&M preparation in Texas, please contact:

General Information
Cecilia Robinson, TVI
TSBVI Outreach
Phone: (512) 206-9464
[email protected]

Stephen F. Austin State University
Heather R. Munro, PhD (VI)
(936) 468 -5348
[email protected]

-or-

Beverly Jackson (O&M)
Phone: (936) 468-5511
[email protected]

SFASU Websites

Visual Impairments & Orientation and Mobility

Master of Education in Special Education (Online or Hybrid)
Graduate-level Certification Prep

Texas Tech University
Rona Pogrund, Ph.D. (VI)
Texas Tech University
(512) 206-9213 (TSBVI)
(806) 252-8026
[email protected]

Nora Griffin-Shirley, PhD (O&M)
(806)834-0225
[email protected]

-or-

Phoebe Okungu, Ph.D. (DeafBlind)
(806)834-0286
[email protected]

TTU Website

Texas Tech’s The Virginia Murray Sowell Center for Research and Education in Sensory Disabilities

Updated March 2023