Blind and Visually Impaired (MSEd)


Welcome to the Blind and Visually Impaired (MSEd) program home page. Use this page as a guide to the Blind and Visually Impaired (MSEd) program from acceptance to graduation.

The master’s degree in Blind and Visually Impaired offers two programs. Program 1 is for those who do not hold New York State certification.

Academic Plan


Total Credits

Earn at least 43 credits


Newly Accepted Students

Program Sequences

Consult the program sequences for a suggested order of courses for the program. It also includes when to take certification exams and apply for clinical experiences in addition to other important non-course requirements. For technical registration support and troubleshooting, please visit the Register for Classes page.

Hunter College Catalog

To review descriptions of specific courses and academic progress standards for the program along with exit requirements please use the course catalog for the year you were admitted to the program.

Clinical Experiences

Students in the Blind and Visually Impaired (MSEd) program participate in developmental field experiences (fieldwork), and supervised teaching (student teaching and/or practicum).


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

Supervised Teaching: Student Teaching/Practicum

Students participate in supervised teaching (student teaching and/or practicum) as the culmination of their course of study. Student teaching and/or practicum requires five full days per week for one semester. Students are observed by Hunter College Clinical Supervisors throughout the semester. Students may complete practicum in their current job if it is aligned with their pending certification/area of study.

Certification and Licensure

This program leads to dual certification in childhood education and blind and visually impaired. Visit the Certification and Licensure page for information and support.


Graduation is the official completion of your program and conferral of an academic degree. In order to graduate, students must apply for graduation using CUNYFirst the semester before the semester of their planned graduation and complete any outstanding requirements by the stated deadlines. Visit the Graduation and Commencement page for complete information.

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