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Illinois State University

Low Vision and Blindness Program
Department of Special Education
Campus Box 5910
Normal, IL 61790-5910

VI Contact:  Dr. Olaya Landa-Vialard, Assistant Professor
Phone: 309-438-8986
Email: 

  • Visually impaired
  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate – Certification/licensure only
  • Graduate – Master’s level
  • Graduate – Doctoral level*
  • Academic year

URL:  https://education.illinoisstate.edu/vision/

Note: This program has been reviewed and approved by NCATE.
*Financial support is available through traineeships, scholarships, or other financial aid.


Northern Illinois University

Dept of Teaching and Learning (SEED)

Gabel 159
Dekalb, IL 60115

TVI, O&M, & RT Contact:  Dr. Stacy Kelly
Phone:  815-753-4103
Fax:  815-753-8594

Email: 

TVI, O&M, & RT Contact:  Dr. Gaylen Kapperman, Professor Emeritus

Phone:  815-753-8453
Email: 

  • Visually impaired*
  • Rehabilitation teaching
  • Orientation and mobility
  • Undergraduate*
  • Graduate – Master’s level
  • Summer* (O&M only for already certified TVIs)
  • Academic year*

URL: http://cedu.niu.edu/seed/academic/vision/

URL: www.vision.niu.edu
Note: This program has been reviews and approved by Division 17, the Professional Preparation Division of AERBVI and NCATE.
*Financial support is available through traineeships, scholarships, or other financial aid