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Master of Science (MS) degree and Certificate program in Orientation and Mobility (O&M)

O&M specialists teach children and adults with blindness or vision impairments critical skills to remain oriented in their environment as well as specific mobility skills to travel safely, efficiently and as independently as possible within the home, at school, at work and in the community. 

The O&M program offers full-time and part-time options, and the majority of the curriculum is taught online, with a summer residency and one additional week in the fall on campus. The program culminates with an internship.

AER Accreditation logoThe Orientation and Mobility programs have full accreditation status by the AER Accreditation Council (AERAC) of the Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER), 5680 King Centre Drive, Suite 600 Alexandria, VA 22315. University and college programs that are fully accredited have demonstrated, through performance, systems, processes, faculty and procedures, that they offer a high-quality learning experience and preparation for jobs and certifications.