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

Program Details

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.

Program Highlights:

  • Commitment to student experience 
  • Flexibility and convenience
  • First rate faculty and advisors


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

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.