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 in Huntsville
College of Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
301 Sparkman Drive
Huntsville, AL 35899
Phone: (256) 824-3048
TVI: https://www.uah.edu/education/departments/curriculum-and-instruction/graduate-programs/master-of-education/visual-impairments-concentration

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) 338-1245
O&M: mobility.sfsu.edu
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: https://www.unco.edu/graduate-school/degrees-and-programs/masters-specialist-programs/sped-visual-impairment-ma.aspx
O&M: as an endorsement with Visual Impairment Specialist (TVI)

FLORIDA

Florida State University
Visual Disabilities Program
College of Education
1114 West Call Street
Tallahassee, FL 32306
Phone: (850) 644-4880
On Campus TVI and O&M Combined BS/MS Programs
TVI or TVI/O&M Dual Certification: State approved educator preparation program designed for pre-service teachers.
https://education.fsu.edu/degrees-and-programs/undergraduate-programs/visual-disabilities
On Campus O&M Master’s Program
Non-teacher certification program; designed for professionals seeking ACVREP professional O&M specialist certification.
https://education.fsu.edu/degrees-and-programs/graduate-programs/curriculum-and-instruction/visual-disabilities-m-s
Online TVI Program:
Curriculum and Instruction: Visual Disabilities Studies TVI program designed for general or special educators who seek to expand professional skills to include students with visual impairments or to add visual impairment to their teaching certificates. https://education.fsu.edu/degrees-and-programs/graduate-programs/curriculum-and-instruction/visual-disabilities-m-s

ILLINOIS

Northern Illinois University
Visual Disabilities Program
1425 W. Lincoln Highway
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: (815) 753-4103
Email: skelly@niu.edu
Program webpage: www.vision.niu.edu

Undergraduate Programs at Northern Illinois University
Teacher of the Visually Impaired (TVI): https://www.cedu.niu.edu/seed/undergraduate-programs/bachelor-special-education-visual-impairments.shtml
Vision Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT): https://www.vision.niu.edu

Graduate Programs at Northern Illinois University
Teacher of the Visually Impaired (TVI): https://www.cedu.niu.edu/seed/graduate-programs/masters-visual-disabilities.shtml
Orientation and Mobility (O&M): https://www.cedu.niu.edu/seed/graduate-programs/masters-visual-disabilities.shtml
Vision Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT): https://www.cedu.niu.edu/seed/graduate-programs/masters-visual-disabilities.shtml
Certified Assistive Technology Instructional Specialist for People with Visual Impairments (CATIS):https://www.cedu.niu.edu/seed/graduate-programs/certificate-assistive-technology-instructional-specialist.shtml

Northern Illinois University
Assistive Technology Instructional Specialist Certificate of Graduate Study
1425 W. Lincoln Hwy.
DeKalb, IL 60115
Stacy Kelly
Phone: 815-753-4103
Email: skelly@niu.edu

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
School for Global Inclusion and Social Development
100 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, MA 02125
Phone: (617) 287-4385
VRT: https://globalinclusion.umb.edu/academics/graduate-programs/vision-studies-med#4-vision-studies-med
O&M: https://globalinclusion.umb.edu/academics/graduate-programs/vision-studies-med#4-vision-studies-med
TVI: https://globalinclusion.umb.edu/academics/graduate-programs/vision-studies-med#4-vision-studies-med
AT: http://devel.nercve.org/prospective-students/assistive-technology-vi

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

Western Michigan University
Assistive Technology for Individuals with Blindness or Visual Impairment Graduate Certification Extended University Programs
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5230
Phone: (269) 387-4200
Email: Dawn L Anderson (dawn.l.anderson@wmich.edu)

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 and Communication Disorders
202 Barkley Memorial Center
Lincoln, NE 68583
Phone: (402) 472-3955
TVI: https://cehs.unl.edu/secd/visual-impairments/#tvi
O&M: https://cehs.unl.edu/secd/visual-impairments/#om

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

North Carolina Central University Master’s in Special Education: Visual Impairment
1801 Fayetteville St.
Durham, NC 27707
Phone: 919-530-6100
Email: Sean Tikkun (stikkun@nccu.edu)

OREGON

Portland State University
Dept. of Special Education
Box 751
Portland, OR 97207
Phone: (503) 229-4493
TSVI: https://www.pdx.edu/sped/vil

PENNSYLVANIA

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

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

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: https://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: https://www.depts.ttu.edu/education/graduate/psychology-and-leadership/special_education_dual_sensory_impairments.php

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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