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University of Pittsburgh: Department of Instruction and Learning - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

University of Pittsburgh: Department of Instruction and Learning
Department of Instruction and Learning
5332 Posvar Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
(412) 648-7308 (Local)
soeinfo@pitt.edu
http://www.education.pitt.edu/AcademicDepartments/InstructionLearning/Programs/VisionStudies.aspx

Staff

Frances Mary D'Andrea, Adjunct Professor, literacy2@mindspring.com
George J. Zimmerman, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Instruction and Learning; Vision Studies Specialization, (412) 624-7247, gjz@pitt.edu

Services Offered

Services for Professionals

  • Personnel Preparation
    • Graduate programs to prepare teachers of visually impaired (TVI), orientation and mobility (O&M) specialists, and dually certified TVIs/O&M specialists. Courses in both the TVI as well as the O&M program programs are offered in a hybrid model (mostly on-line with some on-campus time required). Students may also complete a Master's of Education degree in addition to one or both certificates above. Doctoral (Ed.D. or Ph.D.) program in special education with emphasis in blindness and visual impairment is also available.
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