University of Pittsburgh School of Education

Vision Studies - Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments Certificate

This hybrid (online and on-campus) program option prepares professionals to serve the educational needs of children who are B/VI. TVIs provide educational services to students’ birth to 21 in a variety of educational settings, which include early intervention or preschools, public school classrooms, resource rooms, specialized schools, or the home. Graduates provide direct assessment and instruction in vision-specific subject areas. The TVI certification courses are typically offered in a two-course per term pairing. Students may also combine a M.Ed. degree with the TVI certification program.

DeptCourse #TitleCredits
IL2525Technology For Children With VI3.0
IL2530Introduction To The Eye And Low Vision3.0
IL2531Education Of Children With VI 13.0
IL2532Early Intervention For Children With VI3.0
IL2533Orientation And Mobility For The TVI3.0
IL2545Education Of Children With VI 23.0
IL2547Nemeth Code/abacus3.0
IL2527Level 1 Observational Practicum: VI
This course is taken twice for 1 credit each.
IL2524Level 2 Student Teaching Practicum: VI5.0