The program will admit ten qualified students each year based on the following selection criteria:
Admission to WMU
Appropriate volunteer experience with persons who have disabilities
A minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
Completed program application supported by letters of recommendation
Personal or telephone interview
This curriculum, leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree, will be 122 credit hours in length. Built into the Travel Instruction major will be the competencies necessary to prepare direct service instructors to assist persons with disabilities in meeting their travel needs. In addition to the major, students will be required to complete a 19-hour interdisciplinary minor.
The program consists of didactic courses, a 60-hour practicum, and a 600-hour internship.
Students apply to begin the professional program in the junior year.
Courses must be taken with approval of the advisor. All courses in the Travel Instruction major and interdisciplinary minor must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.