WSDS/OSPI Washington Vision Grant Program 2023

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  In this season of giving we are pleased to announce that we are once again offering grants for Washington State teachers to gain their endorsement as a Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments(TSVI). Our grant program is a partnership with Stephen F. Austin University Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments Training Program . Over the past six years this program has successfully added more than 30 new vision professionals to our state and the field continues to grow fast.  Our program is pays for all tuition.  It is open to currently certified teachers in Washington State who are looking to add the TSVI endorsement.  This has been a very effective way for districts to “grow their own” TSVI.  If you are interested or know of someone who may be interested in becoming part of this in-demand field, please check out the application link below.  The grant is competitive so make sure you apply as soon as you can.  Applications are due April 1st

Contact Joe Dlugo, joe.dlugo@wssb.wa.gov with any questions.  You can also contact program staff directly at omvi@sfasu.edu.

Application Link: SFASU Vision Certification Application