Advisor: Donna Lee
College of Health and Human Services
This dual degree program is offered through the Teaching Children Who Are Visually Impaired/Orientation and Mobility for Children program (SEOM) which is jointly administered by the Department of Blindness and Low Vision Studies and the Department of Special Education and Literacy Studies.
This 65 hour degree program prepares a dual competency practitioner who is able to serve in the schools as a teacher of children who are visually impaired and as an orientation and mobility specialist. Two degrees are offered in this option: One, a Master of Arts in Teaching Children Who Are Visually Impaired (from the Department of Special Education and Literacy Studies) and the other, a Master of Arts in Orientation and Mobility with a Concentration in Teaching Children (from the Department of Blindness and Low Vision Studies). Graduates of this program are eligible to become certified teachers and certified orientation and mobility specialists (COMS). It is also possible to specialize in only one of these degrees.
The program requires the satisfactory completion of: