Division on Visual Impairments


A quarterly newsletter from the Council for Exceptional Children's Division on Visual Impairments containing practitioner tips for Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments, Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialists, and other professionals.

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Department of Special Education 3/19 askcoe@pdx.edu 503-725-4619 pdx.edu/sped/vil Learn strategies and tools to teach visually impaired learners The Visually Impaired Learner (VIL) program is a nationally accredited graduate program to prepare teachers of students with visual impairments (TSVIs), birth to 21, including those with multiple disabilities. Nationwide there is a critical need for TVIs, particularly in rural areas of the U.S. Portland State University offers the only program for TVI training in the Pacific Northwest using an innovative and flexible hybrid model. Whether you are seeking an endorsement or pursuing a master's degree with initial licensure, you will acquire skills to provide high quality services to students with visual impairments and help them fully access the general education curriculum. Hands -on, field -based learning activities are included in most courses. Quick facts • Part-time to work with your schedule • Flexible, hybrid cohort model • 44 credits for an endorsement • 65 credits for a master's degree with initial licensure • More than 700 hours of field experience Visually Impaired Learner (VIL)

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