Assistive Technology for VI

General AT Program Information

The University of Massachusetts Boston is one of the first fully online academic programs for preparing Assistive Technology Instructional Specialists for People with Visual Impairments. The university is seeking graduate applicants from all over the United States and abroad. We are particularly interested in expanding enrollment of students from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, as well as students with disabilities.

The UMass Boston AT program uses a combination of online courses, integrated field hours, and practicum experiences that allow students to gain professional skills and prepare for the CATIS certification exam through the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (ACVREP).

The M.Ed. degree program in Vision Studies: Assistive Technology and Graduate Certificate accepts applications to begin in the fall. The application deadline is June 1. If you are unclear which path (Masters or Graduate Certificate) is better for you, please contact Laura Bozeman (laura.bozeman [at] (laura[dot]bozeman[at]umb[dot]edu)).

Note: Students in the Vision Studies Program must earn a B- or better in each vision core course on their program of study. Students who earn a C+ or below must repeat the course at their own expense and pay any associated fees.


Federal tuition scholarships may be available for qualifying students pursuing a master’s degree but alternate sources for tuition or financial aid are encouraged.

For more information about federal tuition scholarships, contact the Program Coordinator: Rachael Sessler-Trinkowsky r.sesslertrinkowsky [at] (r[dot]sesslertrinkowsky[at]umb[dot]edu)

UMass Boston Graduate Financial Aid