Description of the Program

The Orientation and Mobility concentration focuses on training professionals to work with students with visual impairments and deafblindness how to independently travel. The coursework combines theoretical, research, and practical skills that prepare individuals to become professionals in this field. The program is mapped to the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (ACVREP) Orientation and Mobility Body of Knowledge and Clinical Practice Competencies. Completion of the program along with the internship should allow students to sit for the Certified Orientation and Mobility (COMS) examination. 

Admission Requirements

  • Holds a minimum of a bachelor's degree;
  • Pass the GRE/MAT requirements, OR have 3 years of successful teaching, OR 3.0 undergraduate cumulative GPA, OR other graduate degree.

Program Requirements

EDC 551FND OF VISUAL IMPAIRMENTS3
EDC 654INTRO TO BRAILLE3
Six (6) hours of education electives.6
These two courses must be graduate coursework with an ED or EDC prefix unless granted special permission by the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. The two electives should be selected in coordination with the program's coordinator. However, these are recommended: EDC 656, EDC 657, EDC 653, ED 535, ED 565, ED 530, ED 540, ED 570, EDC 636, EDC 625
EDC 652INTRO TO O&M3
EDC 560INT O & M SKILLS3
EDC 561ADV O & M SKILLS3
EDC 662INT O & M SEMINAR3
EDC 663ADV O & M SEMINAR3
EDC 682O & M and MD3
EDC 692O & M INTERNSHIP (May be completed in 1 hour increments throughout the program.)3
Total Semester Hours33