Visual Impairment – Rehabilitation Teaching


Program Overview

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.




National certification from the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals as a vision rehabilitation therapist (VRTs)

Eligibility and Admission Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.0 or a master’s degree from an accredited institution with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.5
  • 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.

To Apply

Applications are accepted each Fall and Spring semester.

To start your application, visit the Hunter College Online Application.

When applying to this program, under Program of Study, select School of Education – Special Education and Visual Impairment: Rehabilitation Teacher.

Application Deadlines

Fall Start

  • March 15 (Priority Deadline)
  • April 15 (Extended Deadline)

Spring Start

  • October 15

Visit How to Apply for information about deadline extensions.

Related Programs

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.

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