Stephen F. Austin State University
Impairment Preparation Program (VIP)
Training Program for Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments and Orientation & Mobility Specialist
*Deadline for applying is the 3rd Monday of March each year!
Click one of the following options to get more information related to our program:
What does a Teacher of the Visually Impaired (TVI) do?
What is the Certified Orientation and Mobility (COMs) program like?
What classes are needed for certification as a TVI?
What classes are needed for certification as a COMS?
Can I get both a TVI and a COMs?
Can I get a Master's degree in addition to my certification(s)?
What will the program cost me? Is there any financial assistance available?
What are the requirements for eligibility to the program?
How will the program be delivered? Will I have to leave home to get the training?
How can I go about applying to the program?
How will my application be evaluated and my acceptance/rejection into the program be determined?
And finally, a wealth or information can be learned from our student handbook that can be downloaded below.
Visual Impairment/Orientation & Mobility Program Handbook