To be eligible to apply for the personnel preparation program in visual impairment, you must have:

  • A bachelor's degree
  • A cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.00*
  • Three letters of recommendation

Although not required, experience in the field of special education is desirable.

*Suitable, motivated candidates with slightly lower GPAs may be accepted on a provisional basis.

Financial Support for Students

Most of our financial aid comes from competitive grants, and availability varies from year to year. If you would like to know what options are currently available, email Dr. Sunggye Hong.

Student loans and other financial assistance options also are available through The University of Arizona Financial Aid Office and the College of Education, which has scholarships designated especially for students.

Getting Started

The Specialization in Visual Impairment Teacher Preparation Program is part of the College of Education's Department of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies. Contact one of our program's faculty members, then visit the DPS Admissions Page for information on applying to the Graduate College and to The University of Arizona.