National Technical Assistance Center on Blindness and Visual Impairment (NTAC-BVI)

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College and University Programs

The following is a listing of colleges and universities offering courses in education and rehabilitation of people who are visually impaired, deaf-blind, and multi-handicapped.

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The United States

ALABAMA

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Dept. of Special Education
901 13th Street South
Birmingham, AL 35294-1250
Phone: (205) 934-7530
TVI: www.vsrc.uab.edu/deafblind/grad.html
Concentration in Deaf-Blind

ARIZONA

University of Arizona
Dept. of Special Education, Rehabilitation, and School Psychology
P.O. Box 210069
Tucson, AZ 85721-0069
Phone: (520) 621-5165
TVI: www.coe.arizona.edu/visual_impairment

ARKANSAS

University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Department of Counseling, Adult and Rehabilitation Education (CARE)
2801 S. University
Little Rock, AR 72204
Phone: Spec. Ed: (501) 569-3124
Phone: Rehab: (501) 569-3169
Phone: TVI: (501) 683-7088
O&M: www.ualr.edu/orientationandmobility

CALIFORNIA

California State University, Los Angeles
Division of Special Education and Counseling
King Hall C1064
Los Angeles, CA 90032
Phone: (323) 343-4400
O&M: www.calstatela.edu/academic/ccoe/programs/omobility/why-orientation-mobility
TVI: www.calstatela.edu/academic/ccoe/programs/ma_visualimpair_teachprep

San Francisco State University
Department of Special Education
1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132
Phone: (415) 338-1080
O&M: online.sfsu.edu/mobility/
TVI: www.sfsu.edu/~visimp/index.htm

COLORADO

University of Northern Colorado
Division of Special Education
501 20 Street
Greeley, CO 80639
Phone: (970) 351-1651
TVI: www.unco.edu/CEBS/SPED/prospective/Vision/index.html
O&M: as an endorsement with Visual Impairment Specialist (TVI)

FLORIDA

Florida State University
Dept. of Special Education
205 Stone Bldg.
Tallahassee, FL 32306
Phone: (850) 644-4880
Fax: (904) 644-8715
Graduate (Available with certificate in O&M)
TVI: http://education.fsu.edu/degrees-and-programs/curriculum-and-instruction/visual-disabilities-m-s
O&M: available certificate with TVI
Undergraduate
TVI: http://education.fsu.edu/degrees-and-programs/visual-disabilities

ILLINOIS

Northern Illinois University
Dept. of Teaching and Learning
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: (815) 753-0655
Undergraduate
TVI: www.cedu.niu.edu/seed/academic/ug_specEd.shtml
Graduate
TVI: www.cedu.niu.edu/seed/academic/vision/degrees.shtml
O&M: www.cedu.niu.edu/seed/academic/vision/degrees.shtml
VRT: www.cedu.niu.edu/seed/academic/vision/degrees.shtml

LOUISIANA

Louisiana Tech University
Professional Development and Research Institute on Blindness
Ruston, LA 71272
100 Wisteria
210 Woodard Hall
Phone: (318) 257-4554
Fax: (318) 257-2259
TVI O&M: http://www.pdrib.com/

MASSACHUSETTS

University of Massachusetts at Boston
Graduate College of Ed. /TRIPD
100 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, MA 02125
Phone: (617) 287-7623
VRT: www.umb.edu/academics/caps/certificates/vision-rehab-therapy
O&M: www.umb.edu/academics/caps/certificates/orientationmobility
TVI: www.umb.edu/academics/sgisd/grad/vision_studies_med

MICHIGAN

Western Michigan University
Dept. of Blindness & Low Vision Studies
1903 Western Michigan Ave.
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5218
Phone: (269) 387-3455
VRT: www.wmich.edu/visionstudies/academics/vision
TVI: www.wmich.edu/visionstudies/academics/teacher
O&M: www.wmich.edu/visionstudies/academics/orientation

MISSISSIPPI

Mississippi State University
National Research and Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision
P. O. Box 6189
Mississippi State, MS 39762
Phone: (662) 325-2001
Fax: (417) 836-5997
Graduate Certificate for Rehab Counselors: http://www.blind.msstate.edu/training/training/vision-specialist/

MISSOURI

Missouri State University
Department of Counseling, Leadership, and Special Education
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897
Phone: (417) 836-5397
Fax: (417) 836-5997
O&M: education.missouristate.edu/sped/graduate/Orientation.htm
TVI: education.missouristate.edu/bss/

NEBRASKA

University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Dept. of Special Education
Lincoln, NE 68583
Phone: (402) 472-3955
TVI: http://cehs.unl.edu/secd/special-education/

NEW YORK

Hunter College
Office of Special Education
695 Park Ave., W909
New York, NY 10021
Phone: (212) 772-4700
O&M: www.hunter.cuny.edu/school-of-education/programs/graduate/special-education/blind-visually-impaired/orientation-mobility-certification
VRT: www.hunter.cuny.edu/school-of-education/programs/graduate/special-education/blind-visually-impaired/rehabilitation
TVI: www.hunter.cuny.edu/school-of-education/programs/graduate/special-education/blind-visually-impaired/teaching

NORTH CAROLINA

North Carolina Central University
Visual Impairment Training Program
School of Education
700 Cecil Street
Durham, NC 27707
Phone: (919) 530-5346
Fax: (919) 530-5353
O&M: http://www.nccu.edu/soe/vitp.cfm
TVI: http://www.nccu.edu/soe/vitp.cfm

OREGON

Portland State University
Dept. of Special Education
Box 751
Portland, OR 97207
Phone: (503) 229-4493
TVI: www.pdx.edu/education/visually-impaired-learner-initial-license-and-endorsement

PENNSYLVANIA

Kutztown State University
Dept. of Special Education
Kutztown, PA 19530
Phone: (610) 683-4290
TVI: http://www.kutztown.edu/academics/colleges-and-departments/education/departments/special-education/programs/visual-impairment-program.htm

Salus University College of Education and Rehabilitation
Graduate Studies in Vision Impairment
8360 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027
Phone: (215) 780-1360
TVI: http://www.salus.edu/Colleges/Education-Rehabilitation/Low-Vision-Rehabilitation-Programs/Programs-for-Teachers-of-Children-with-Visual-and.aspx
VRT: http://www.salus.edu/Colleges/Education-Rehabilitation/Low-Vision-Rehabilitation-Programs/Vision-Rehabilitation-Therapy.aspx
LV: http://www.salus.edu/Colleges/Education-Rehabilitation/Low-Vision-Rehabilitation-Programs/Low-Vision-Rehabilitation.aspx
O&M: http://www.salus.edu/Colleges/Education-Rehabilitation/Low-Vision-Rehabilitation-Programs/Orientation-Mobility.aspx

University of Pittsburgh
Dept. of Special Education
4F29 Forbes Quad
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Phone: (412) 624-1403
TVI: www.education.pitt.edu/AcademicDepartments/InstructionLearning/Programs/VisionStudies/SingleCertificationTVI.aspx
O&M: www.education.pitt.edu/AcademicDepartments/InstructionLearning/Programs/VisionStudies/SingleCertificationOM.aspx

SOUTH CAROLINA

South Carolina State University
Dept. of Human Services
P.O. Box 7149
Orangeburg, SC 29117
Phone: (803) 533-3956 or (803) 536-8600
O&M: www.scsu.edu/schoolofgraduatestudies/orientationandmobility.aspx

TENNESSEE

Vanderbilt University-Peabody College
Department of Special Education
PMB 228
230 Appleton Place
Nashville, TN 37203-5721
Phone: (615) 322-1015
TVI: peabody.vanderbilt.edu/departments/sped/sped_student_funding_opportunities/preparation_of_teachers_of_students_with_visual_impairments.php

TEXAS

Stephen F. Austin State University
Dept. of Human Services
SFA Station, Box 13019
Nachogdoches, TX 75962
Phone: (936) 468-2906
O&M: www.sfasu.edu/humanservices/122.asp
TVI: www.sfasu.edu/humanservices/123.asp

Texas Tech University
College of Education
3008 18th Street
Lubbock, TX 79409-1071
Phone: (806) 742-2011
O&M: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/education/graduate/psychology-and-leadership/special_education_orientation_and_mobility.php
TVI: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/education/graduate/psychology-and-leadership/special_education_visual_impairment.php
Deaf-Blindness: http://cms.educ.ttu.edu/academic-programs/psychology-and-leadership/special-education/information-for-masters-students/programs-of-study/deafblind

Canada

BRITISH COLUMBIA

University of British Columbia
Faculty of Education
2125 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z5 Canada
Phone: (604) 822-5242
TVI: http://ecps.educ.ubc.ca/special-education/graduate-concentrations/med-concentrations/blindness-and-visual-impairment/

NOVA SCOTIA

Mount Saint Vincent University
Department of Education
Seton Academic Centre Room 401
Halifax, NS B3M 2J6
Phone: (902) 457-6178
Toll Free (in Canada): (877) 433-2889
Fax: (902) 457-4911
TVI: www.msvu.ca/en/home/programsdepartments/graduatecalendar/graduateprograms/education/educationalpsychology/programrequirements.aspx#blind

A list of Rehabilitation Counseling Programs

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NRTC

Address:
P. O. Box 6189
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Phone:
662-325-2001
800-675-7782

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