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Subject: VI/O&M Scholarships/Missouri State University

Source: Martha Leader, Assistant Director, Effective Practices

Intended Audience: Teachers of the Blind and Visually Impaired, Paraprofessionals

Date: March 19, 2010

Missouri State University is accepting applications from individuals interested in a dual certification in Visual Impairments and Orientation and Mobility.  The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education will fund partial scholarships for accepted applicants pursuing this dual certification. Scholarship funds are available for a limited number of accepted applicants.  

Application Deadline: April 20, 2010

Applicants must send a Letter of Intent, three reference letters, and official transcripts to the Missouri State University Teacher Certification Office at 901 S. National Ave, Springfield, MO 65897.  In addition, complete the application to the Teacher Certification office at this link:  Please note that an application fee of $50 is due at time of acceptance into the VI/O&M Program to the Teacher Certification Office.  For questions regarding the application process, contact Lisa Monkres at 417-836-8772. 

Applicants must apply to the graduate college.  Use this link to complete the application:  For questions about the program or advisement, please contact Julie Anderson-Ituarte at