Students preparing to become orientation and mobility specialists enroll in courses totaling 37 credit hours. This includes a practicum and an internship that provide professional field experience with mentors. Full time students who attend on campus may complete the program in one calendar year (fall, spring, summer I, and II). We also offer a distance education program for people who already have significant experience in the field of blindness and low vision. Upon application to the program, the admissions committee decides on the suitability of the DE option for the prospective student.
Students graduating from the program earn a Master of Arts degree and meet all of the requirements for certification by the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals in orientation and mobility. The program includes preparation for the successful completion of the national certification examination. This exam is necessary for certification and will be taken via Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals.
The following lists the courses for the orientation and mobility for adults program. Here is a link to the course catalog for course descriptions.