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University of Pittsburgh    
2019-2020 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
    
 
  Feb 26, 2020
 
2019-2020 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog

Vision Studies - Orientation and Mobility (O&M) Certificate


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If you are already certified in a vision related field of study (e.g., TVI, Rehab Teacher for the Blind, or Low Vision Therapist), then you only need to complete the 21-credits of O&M Certification courses listed on the O&M Suggested Plan of Study (Option 1). If you do not possess certification in a vision related field of study, you must complete the 21-credits of O&M Certification courses plus 11-credits of additional TVI Certification courses (Option 2). 

In addition, students complete and O&M internship which is required by the national certifying body ACVREP and is scheduled at the completion of the O&M didactic coursework. Students are also required to attend a weekend workshop on Pitt’s Oakland campus prior to the beginning of the O&M internship. This single certification program takes approximately 2 years to complete.

Students may also combine a M.Ed. degree with the O&M certification program.

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