Program Overview

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction is offering a M.Ed. Vision Studies (Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments) that leads to state licensure as "Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments". The 37-credit online graduate curriculum and resulting degree is regionally accessible across the six New England states with locally-based field experience coordinated throughout the two-year program of studies. Students completing Massachusetts Department of Education licensure requirements are able to apply for reciprocal licensure in each of the six New England states and each state participating in the NASDTEC interstate licensure agreement. Massachusetts requires demonstrated competency through examination in Literacy, Foundations of Teaching Reading, and the General Curriculum for Elementary Education.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: Mostly Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

    Requirements

    Three letters of recommendation. Essay. Resume. Interview. A bachelor degree is required.

    Restrictions

    The University of Massachusetts Boston is currently not accepting students for online study who reside in Alabama, Arkansas, Maryland, or Minnesota, due to regulations in those states. Please contact your state's Board of Education for details. 

    School Overview

    The School for Global Inclusion and Social Development (SGISD) focuses on social justice and economic development from an international perspective. In our interconnected world, understanding the causes of social exclusion is crucial. Our emphasis is on groups of people who are excluded from communities here in the U.S. and abroad, due to gender, ethnicity, age, economic status, and other conditions. 

    Classes at the School for Global Inclusion and Social Development (SGISD) focus on research-supported practices that increase inclusion regionally, nationally, and around the world. Instruction is delivered on campus, online, and through international exchange programs.

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