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Graduate Catalog 2011-2012 
    
Graduate Catalog 2011-2012 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Blind and Visually Impaired: Rehabilitation Teaching and Orientation and Mobility - MSEd


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Blind and Visually Impaired Program Coordinator: Rosanne K. Silberman; 911 West Building; (212) 772-4740; rsilberm@hunter.cuny.edu, Ellen Trief; 921 West Building; (212) 772-4110; etrief@hunter.cuny.edu

The Combined Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Teaching and Orientation and Mobility includes 40 credits of the RT Master’s Degree and 12 of the 18 credits of the O&M Advanced Certificate Program. The combined total is 52-credits because both programs require the 3-credit course COUNR 730 and because the RT/O&M program will not require the 3-credit SPED 749 O&M for Special Populations. This course is designed for teachers who work with school-age populations only. No new courses will be created.

Admission Standards


  1. Undergraduate BA or BS degree from an accredited institution, with a GPA 2.8 or better, plus teacher of the blind and visually impaired teaching certificate.

    OR


    Master’s degree from an approved college in rehabilitation teaching or teacher of the blind and visually impaired with a GPA of 3.5 or better,
  2. Evidence of acceptable written languages skills,
     
  3. Three letters of recommendation,
     
  4. Evidence of work, volunteer or personal experience with individuals with visual impairments,
     
  5. An interview with a special education faculty member.

 

Progress Standards


  1. Students must maintain an overall GPA of at least 3.0 in order to continue the program.
     
  2. Students with more than one course grade below B in the first 12 credits will not be allowed to continue in the program.
     
  3. A student who receives a grade F in any course in the first 12 credits will not be allowed to continue in the program.
     
  4. Students with one grade of IN (incomplete) within the first 12 credits are restricted from registering for more than one additional course. Those with two or more INs will not be allowed to register for any courses.

NOTE: It is recommended that students with two or more INs take an official leave of absence.

Exit Standards


1. An overall GPA of 3.0.
2. Students must demonstrate consistently satisfactory written English in all course work.
3. Student Teaching, Supervised Practicum, and Clinical Teaching Lab

    A. Students are required to attain a minimum grade of B in the internship courses (SPED 763 and 764). Students receiving B-, C+, or C for any one of these courses must apply to the department chairperson for permission to retake that course, which may be repeated only once.

Any student who receives an F will not be allowed to continue.

    B. Students must complete all required days and hours for each of the internship courses. Students not completing the minimum required days and hours will receive a course grade of IN for that course, prohibiting them from graduating.

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