Are you interested in obtaining licensure as a Teacher of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing (ToD) or Teacher of the Visually Impaired (TVI)?

Two consortium programs – one leading to licensure as an intervention specialist (IS) in the area of visual impairment and the other leading to IS licensure in the area of hearing impairment – were created as part of the Ohio Deans Compact Low Incidence Sensory Disabilities (LISD) Collaborative.

Based at Shawnee State University with the involvement of partner institutions of higher education, both programs are post-baccalaureate, licensure-only programs that span four semesters. Both are open to individuals who hold a standard teaching license and/or an intervention specialist license in an area other than VI or HI. A major benefit of the on-line, shared licensure program, is that it allows teachers to remain in their local communities while becoming TVIs or ToDs. Candidates progress through the program as a cohort and engage in face-to-face learning experiences that supplement online coursework.

Tuition is covered by a grant from the Ohio Department of Education, Office for Exceptional Children. Click on the links below for more information about each program and how to apply.

Teaching working with child with visual impairments | LISD Preparation Programs

Interested in Obtaining Teacher of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing Licensure?

Interested in Obtaining Teacher of the Visually Impaired Licensure?

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