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Portland State University: School of Education - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Portland State University: School of Education
Department of Special Education
PO Box 751
Portland, OR 97207-0751
(503) 725-5495 (Local)
(503) 725-5599 (Fax)
(800) 547-8887 5495 (Toll-Free)

Brief Description

Geographic area served: United States


Kathryn Botsford, Assistant Professor, Visually Impaired Learner (VIL) Program,
Holly Lawson, Coordinator, Teachers of Students with Blindness and Visual Impairments Program,

Services Offered

Services for Professionals

  • Personnel Preparation
    • Offers a comprehensive, graduate level program for the preparation of teachers of students with vision impairments (TVIs) and leading to teacher licensure or endorsement. The program to prepare TVIs is a 2-year, distance education hybrid program that begins with an on-campus summer session in even numbered years.
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