Find out more about University of Massachusetts-Boston - School for Global Inclusion & Social Development - Graduate

Master of Education in Vision Studies / Orientation & Mobility

Program Details

The School for Global Inclusion and Social Development is offering a master of education degree in vision studies with a specialization in orientation and mobility. 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 study. Students completing the 37-credit web-based curriculum are eligible to sit for the National Professional Certification Examination of the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (ACVREP). Orientation and Mobility Specialists teach both children and adults with vision loss safety and confidence in independent travel skills.


This program requires a practicum.

  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended
  • A 3.0 undergraduate GPA is required
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • You will be required to pass the Massachusetts Test for Educator Licensure (MTEL) Communication and Literacy exam for admission
  • Statement of Interest and Intent
  • Personal Interview with Faculty Member

Accreditation & Licensing

New England Commission of Higher Education


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.