University of Pittsburgh School of Education

Master of Education (MEd)

Vision Studies - Master of Education (MEd)

The School of Education at the University of Pittsburgh requires all students pursuing a Master’s of Education degree (MEd) to complete a minimum of 36-credits, 12 of which are the required graduate-level general education courses listed.

Applicants may choose to pursue the MEd degree through a variety of options (with or without certification):

  • MEd degree with single certification as a Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments (TVI)
  • MEd degree with single certification as an Orientation and Mobility (O&M) Specialist
  • MEd degree with dual certification (TVI and O&M)
  • MEd degree without certification but with a Vision Studies Area of Concentration

Students pairing the degree in combination with any certification option will complete additional credits hours to fulfill program requirements. Additionally, the MEd program requires students to successfully complete the Vision Studies Comprehensive Exam. The Comprehensive Exam is a proctored three-hour exam based on the student’s area of concentration and is completed towards the end of their MEd degree program.

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School of Education
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5500 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
230 South Bouquet Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
PHONE: 412-648-2230
FAX: 412-648-1899
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