Blind and Visually Impaired – Orientation and Mobility (Advanced Certificate)


Students in the Blind and Visually Impaired – Orientation and Mobility (Advanced Certificate) program participate in developmental field experiences (fieldwork), and one semester of internship.

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Fieldwork and Internship Requirements

For a full list of fieldwork and internship requirements consult the course catalog and the course sequence guides. Students must meet with their faculty advisor to determine their particular course of study before registering for classes.

Security Clearance Requirements

Fingerprinting is required for certification and select clinical experiences (fieldwork and student teaching/practicum). Visit Fingerprinting for Hunter College School of Education Students for complete requirements, processes and procedures.


Fieldwork is a classroom experience in a New York City Public School in conjunction with a course. Select courses have fieldwork requirements.


All students participate in internship hours as the culmination of your course of study. Students who complete all required courses with a grade of “B” or higher are eligible to register for Rehabilitation Teaching and Orientation and Mobility internship course. The following course is required in the same semester students are completing internship hours at a school, local education agency or vision rehabilitation agency.

  • SPED 767


The Office of Clinical Experiences administers and provides support for students regarding fieldwork and supervised teaching (student teaching and practicum). The Office is led by Marshall George, Olshan Professor of Clinical Practice, and the Director of the Office of Clinical Experiences Ileana Infante.

Each program has a Clinical Placement Specialist to work with students regarding fieldwork and supervised teaching.