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Master of Education in Vision Studies / Vision Rehabilitation Therapy

Program Details

A degree program for those who want to work in a professional setting assisting adult populations who are blind/visually impaired integrate compensatory skills and assistive technology that will enable them to live safe, productive, and independent lives.

Specific areas of instruction taught by Vision Rehabilitation Therapists include:

  • Communication Systems
  • Personal Management
  • Home Management
  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Leisure and Recreation
  • Psychosocial Aspects of Blindness and Vision Loss
  • Medical Management
  • Basic Orientation and Mobility 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.