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Statewide Preparation of K-12 Teachers and Early Childhood Specialists in Deaf & Hard of Hearing, Visual Impairments and Deafblind

Program Faculty


About the Consortium

The Multi-University Consortium for Teacher Preparation in Sensory Impairments is a cooperative effort between the Special Education Departments of the University of Utah and Utah State University. This program is available on campus and throughout the state of Utah using distance education.

The purpose of this program is to prepare early interventionists, preschool teachers, and K-12 teachers to work with Utah children who are deaf & hard of hearing, blind or visually impaired or deafblind, and their families. Graduates will be qualified to fill many roles in serving children who have sensory impairments. These roles include early interventionists in homes and other natural settings, classroom teachers, and support specialists in both categorical and inclusive programs.



Scholar Funding Available

Project TSDBOT

Funding for future teachers of children who are Deafblind and Occupational Therapists

Project TVISP

Funding for future teachers of students with Visual Impairments and School Psychologists


Project ASSIST

Funding for future teachers of students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing and Audiologists


O & M Cert

Funding for Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments to complete an Orientation & Mobility program



Last Updated: 9/22/23