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 & Mobility Specialists (COMS).
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.
Course Sequence and Program Tracker
Consult the course sequence guide for a suggested order of education courses. Students must meet with the program advisors to determine their particular course of study before registering for classes.
Course Descriptions, Progress Standards and Exit Requirements
Review the course descriptions, progress standards, and exit requirements in the Course Catalog based on start date.
Course Catalog Summer 2022
Course Catalog prior to Summer 2022
Newly Accepted Students: Getting Started
Welcome to the School of Education! Visit the Newly Accepted Students page for a checklist to get you started at Hunter College.
New Student Support
If at any point you need support, please reach out to our New Student Liaison, Kristen Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org or make an appointment.
Newly Accepted Students: Orientations
Welcome to the School of Education! Students will attend two orientations to cover all the information needed to start your program:
- General New Student Orientation
- Program Advising Session
General New Student Orientation
The School of Education hosts monthly virtual new graduate student orientations titled “New Student Orientation – Teacher Education and Leadership”. These 60 minute online sessions will provide you with an overview of Hunter College and the School of Education. Additionally, you will find answers to many of your questions regarding registration, student life and certification. See “Program Related Events” below for details about upcoming sessions.
Program Advising Session
The Blind and Visually Impaired – Orientation and Mobility (Advanced Certificate) program hosts program advising sessions that cover the course of study, progress standards and fieldwork requirements. See “Program Related Events” below for details about upcoming sessions.