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

Master of Education in Vision Studies / Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments

Program Details

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.

Requirements

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

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.