Career Center/Personnel Preparation

AER is pleased to provide resources to assist those who wish to join the field of vision impairment and blindness, who are on the lookout for great jobs, and those universities preparing personnel to serve those who are blind and visually impaired.


Considering a degree program?

Click here for detailed information on each degree program.


 AER Accredited Programs and Expiration Dates
*Note: Accredited status remains in effect during the review

Accreditation Decision Summaries


Orientation & Mobility (O&M) Programs

Missouri State University—Full Accreditation through 9/29/2026 
North Carolina Central University—Full Accreditation through 6/30/2025
Northern Illinois University —Full Accreditation through 5/31/2024
Portland State University—Full Accreditation through 12/21/2025
Salus University—Full Accreditation through 7/11/2028
San Francisco State University—Full Accreditation through 1/31/2025
Texas Tech University—Full Accreditation through 7/28/2026
University of Arkansas at Little Rock—Full Accreditation through 4/30/2025
University of Montreal - English—Full Accreditation through 5/2028
University of Massachusetts at Boston
—Full Accreditation through 10/31/2023
University of Pittsburgh—Full accreditation through 5/31/2023
University of Northern Colorado—Full Accreditation through 6/30/2024
Western Michigan University—Full Accreditation through 1/31/2023

O&M Reviews in Progress
California State University Los Angeles
Florida State University
Stephen F. Austin University
University of Kentucky -- Initial
Western Michigan University
University of Pittsburgh
The Ohio State University


Vision Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT) Programs

Northern Illinois University—Full Accreditation through 8/31/2024
Salus University—Full Accreditation through 7/11/2028
University of Massachusetts at Boston—Full Accreditation through 12/31/2025
Western Michigan University
—Full Accreditation through 10/14/2025


Teacher of the Visually Impaired (TVI) Programs

Missouri State University—Full Accreditation through 9/26/2026
North Carolina Central University — Full Accreditation through 8/18/2026
Northern Illinois University—Full Accreditation through 12/2/2025
University of Arizona—Full Accreditation through 3/3/26
University of Northern Colorado—Full Accreditation through 12/31/2022
University of Pittsburgh—Full Accreditation through 8/31/2023

TVI Reviews in Progress
Florida State University
University of Pittsburgh
The Ohio State University
University of Northern Colorado


Low Vision (LVT) Programs

Salus University—Full Accreditation through 4/14/2026
University of Montreal - English—Full Accreditation through 5/2028


Assistive Technology (AT) Programs

AT Reviews in Progress
Western Michigan University