Recruiting Teachers of the Visually Impaired

Do you worry about being able to hire VI teachers? Do you have to search high and low to fill vacancies?  If so…

It’s the time of the year to recruit teachers of the visually impaired!  To address the shortage of VI teachers and the needs of a growing number of students with visual impairments, think about the opportunity to “Grow Your Own VI Teacher” .  The Texas Tech University on-line program is a great opportunity for teachers to get certification as a teacher of the visually impaired.  Funds are available through the Reach Across Texas Grant to assist with the cost of tuition.  The Texas Tech application deadline for Spring 2019 is November 1, 2018.  Once one university VI course is completed and the teacher is enrolled in another course, he/she is eligible to be the TVI of record with an emergency permit!  For information, see VI and O&M Preparation in Texas on the TSBVI website.

For information contact Debra Leff at Region 13 debra.leff@esc13.txed.net

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