Portland State University

Education - Visually Impaired Learner Program

Department Website www.pdx.edu/sped/vil

Visually Impaired Learner Program

Portland State University is the regional university preparation program for the Pacific and Northwest Consortium for Vision Education (PNWCVE). The consortium is currently comprised of 5 states, Oregon, Washington, Hawaii, Idaho, and Montana. Applicants from consortium member states receive priority admissions, resident tuition and federal grant funding when available. Applicants from non-member states are welcome to apply and are accepted on a space available basis.

States and territories from the northwest quadrant of the country and the Pacific are welcome to join the consortium.

Portland State University 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.

For more information on how to apply for the WRGP resident tuition rate for this program, please contact:

Holly Lawson
Portland State University
Coordinator, Visually Impaired Learner (VIL) Licensure Program 
Portland State University 
Graduate School of Education Special Education
phone: 503.725.5495 
fax: 503.725.5599 
email: hlawson@pdx.edu 

Carlos A. Quatela
Portland State University
GSE Admissions Recruiter & Advisor
phone: 503-725-8355
fax: 503-725-5599
email: carlos.quatela@pdx.edu

Degrees Available