Oct 20, 2019  
Graduate Catalog 2016-2017 
    
Graduate Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Blind and Visually Impaired: Orientation and Mobility - Advanced Certificate


Program Coordinator

Ellen Trief
(212) 772-4110
911 West
etrief@hunter.cuny.edu

Rosanne K. Silberman (on leave)
(212) 772-4740
916 West
rsilberm@hunter.cuny.edu
 

Program Advisor

Grace Ambrose
(212) 772-4741
1140 West
gambrose@hunter.cuny.edu

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.

Admission Requirements


  1. 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.

    OR

    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.
  2. A personal statement.
  3. Three letters of recommendation.
  4. Evidence of work, volunteer or personal experience with individuals with visual impairments.
  5. An on-site interview.

Progress Standards


  1. 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 Requirements


An overall GPA of 3.0