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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 any questions or would like more information about VI and O&M Preparation in Texas, you can contact:

General Information:
Cecilia Robinson, TVI
TSBVI Outreach
Phone: (512) 206-9464
robinsonc@tsbvi.edu

Stephen F. Austin State University:
Shannon Darst, PhD (TVI)
(512) 206 – 9463 (TSBVI)
(936) 468 -1173
darstsd@sfasu.edu

-or-

Beverly Jackson (O&M)
Phone: (936) 468-5511
omvi@safsu.edu

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
rona.pogrund@ttu.edu

Nora Griffin-Shirley, PhD (O&M)
(806)-834-0225
n.griffin-shirley@ttu.edu

-or-

Phoebe Okungu, Ph.D. (DeafBlind)
(806)-834-0286
phoebe.okungu@ttu.edu

TTU Website

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

Updated February 2022