This post-master’s, advanced certificate program (Academic Plan: ORMOB-AC) is designed to prepare rehabilitation teachers who have academy certification and/or NYS certification in Blind and Visually Impaired. 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 NYS certification.
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a GPA of at least 3.0, plus teacher of the blind and visually impaired teaching certificate.
A master’s degree from an accredited institution with a GPA of at least 3.5 in rehabilitation teaching or teacher of the blind and visually impaired with a GPA of at least 3.5.
A personal statement.
Three letters of recommendation.
Evidence of work, volunteer or personal experience with individuals with visual impairments.
An on-site interview.
Maintain an overall GPA of at least 3.0 in order to continue the program.
Students with more than one course grade below B in the first 12 credits will not be allowed to continue in the program.
A student who receives a grade F in any course in the first 12 credits will not be allowed to continue in the program.
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.