College of Advancing and Professional Studies

Vision Studies: Orientation and Mobility, MEd (online)

The School for Global Inclusion and Social Development is offering a master of education degree in vision studies with a specialization in orientation and mobility. 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 study. Students completing the 37-credit web-based curriculum are eligible to sit for the National Professional Certification Examination of the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (ACVREP). Orientation and Mobility Specialists teach both children and adults with vision loss safety and confidence in independent travel skills.


This program currently offers partial tuition support through the Federal Office of Special Education.

Program Information

More information about this program can be found on the Northeast Regional Center for Vision Education (NERCVE) website.
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State Eligibility

UMass Boston is not currently accepting students for online study who reside in Alabama, Arkansas, Maryland, or Minnesota, due to regulations in those states.