College of Advancing and Professional Studies

Vision Studies: Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments, MEd (online)

The School for Global Inclusion and Social Development is offering a master's of education degree in vision studies leading to state licensure as a “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. Additional coursework is available to support students needing assistance in these areas.


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.