The School for Global Inclusion and Social Development is offering a master's of education degree in vision studies leading to state licensure as a “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. Additional coursework is available to support students needing assistance in these areas.
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 Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions 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.
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