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

 

Welcome to the Blind and Visually Impaired – Orientation and Mobility (Advanced Certificate) program home page. Use this page as a guide to the Blind and Visually Impaired – Orientation and Mobility (Advanced Certificate) program from acceptance to graduation.

This post-master’s, advanced certificate program is designed to prepare certified Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments and/or Vision Rehabilitation Teachers (VRT) who have Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (ACVREP) certification to become Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialists (COMS).

Academic Plan

ORMOB-AC

Total Credits

Earn at least 20 credits

Advisors

Newly Accepted Students

Program Sequences

Consult the program sequence for a suggested order of courses for the program based on start date. 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 – Orientation and Mobility (Advanced Certificate) program participate in developmental field experiences (fieldwork), and one semester of internship.

Fingerprint Clearance Requirements

All students in teacher preparation programs as well as programs in school counseling need to be fingerprinted so that they are cleared to work with children in various settings including New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) public schools, charter networks, and other organizations. Visit the Fingerprinting page for requirements and procedures.

Fieldwork

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

Internship

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

Certification and Licensure

Graduates of this program will be eligible to obtain national certification from the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (ACVREP) as orientation and mobility specialists. This program does not lead to New York State certification. Visit the Certification and Licensure page for information and support.

Graduation

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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