Project PEDS

Project PEDS (Preparing Effective Dual Specialists to Serve Students with Visual Impairments

An Interdisciplinary Special Education Personnel Preparation Project funded by:

Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP): U.S. Department of Education, Project ID #H325K180021

Teach - Collaborate: Make a Difference for Students with Visual Impairments

Support provided to earn a master’s degree, a teaching credential, and a clinical service credential to work with students with visual impairments birth to age 22. High demand field. Stipends covering in-state tuition for Spring/Fall and Summer Sessions. Support for books also provided.

  • Stipends available for a limited number of eligible applicants

  • Scholars must pursue a Master’s Degree in Special Education with an option in Visual Impairment and Blindness in either Orientation & Mobility or Teacher Preparation and be committed to obtaining dual credentialing as orientation & mobility (O&M) specialists and education specialists: visual impairments.

  • Awarded scholars have a two-year payback requirement for each year of support received working with children and youth who receive special education services

  • Stipend awards may affect Financial Aid calculations

  • Scholars are required to meet all grant obligations, including coursework, fieldwork and state testing requirements.

We will be hosting the Project PEDS Grant information sessions listed below at Cal State LA. Please email for Zoom session link. We hope you are able to join us!

Date Time Location Grant Project

Wednesday, April 15th

3:00PM – 4:00PM

Zoom Session

Project PEDS – Dual O&M and TSVI

Thursday, April 30th

3:00PM – 4:30PM

Zoom Session


Thursday, May 7th

3:00PM – 4:00PM

Zoom Session

Project PEDS – Dual O&M and TSVI

Contact for more details and an application:

PEDS Grant Project Coordinator: Anne Jeanette Dwight; (323) 343-4411


Principal Investigator: Diane Fazzi, Ph.D., COMS; (323) 343-4411


Co-Principal Investigator: Cheryl Kamei Hannan, Ph.D.; (323) 343-6161