Visual Impairment – Rehabilitation Teaching
This master’s program is one of only four in the United States that will prepare you to teach in vision rehabilitation therapy (VRT) and work with individuals who are visually impaired and blind in adult, residential or non-school agency settings. Employment opportunities are excellent across the United States for VRT professionals. This program uses real-time distance learning instruction with limited on-campus required labs, allowing you to complete your master’s degree from anywhere in the United States.
Certification: National certification from the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals as a vision rehabilitation therapist (VRTs)
Eligibility & Admission Requirements
- A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a GPA of at least 3.0 or a master’s degree from an accredited institution with a GPA of at least 3.5
- General education core in the liberal arts and sciences including coursework in artistic expression, communication, information retrieval, concepts in history and social sciences, humanities, a language other than English, scientific and mathematical processes, and written analysis and expression
- A statement of purpose
- Two letters of recommendation
Note: International applicants who need an F-1 or J-1 Visa are not currently eligible for this program.
Applications are accepted each Fall and Spring semester.
To start your application, click here.
When applying to this program, under Program of Study, select School of Education – Special Education and Visual Impairment: Rehabilitation Teacher.
Fall Start: March 15
Spring Start: October 15
Visit How to Apply for information about deadline extensions.
If you are interested in pursuing NYS teacher certification, consider applying to our master’s degree program in Blind and Visually Impaired.
If you are interested in pursuing a combined program in Rehabilitation Teaching with Orientation and Mobility, consider applying for our master’s degree program in Visual Impairment: Rehabilitation Teaching and Orientation and Mobility.