Students pursuing a Master’s Degree in Vision Studies: Orientation & Mobility must accrue a minimum of 37 credit hours and successfully complete all required coursework.
A Graduate Certificate in Orientation and Mobility is a series of courses that prepares the person to teach O&M but does not culminate in a university degree. Students pursuing a Graduate Certificate must have a Bachelor’s Degree and complete 19 - 28 credit hours depending on their degree.
Individual course sequences or, Programs of Study, are developed by O&M advisors.
Core Courses for MEd in Vision Studies and Certificate Orientation and Mobility Track:
- VISN 601 Physical and Functional Aspects of VI, 3 credits
- VISN 603 Braille Communications I, 3 credits
- VISN 604: Eye Anatomy and Disease, 3 credits
- VISN 605: Clinical and Functional Assessment of Vision, 3 credits
- VISN 621 O&M Assessment—Children, 4 credits
- VISN 622 O&M Assessment—Adults, 4 credits
- VISN 625 Methods of O&M, 3 credits
- VISN 628 O&M Praxis, 1 credits
- VISN 629 Practicum in O&M, 4 credits
Total: 28 credits
Additional courses required for MEd:
- VISN 602 Education of Students with Visual Impairment, 3 credits
- VISN 646 Introduction to Audiology and the Human Auditory System , 3 credits
- VISN 640 Psycho-Social Aspects of VI, 3 credits
Total: 9 credits