News  UMass Boston Vision Studies Information Sessions

  • Massachusetts Commission for the Blind
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The UMass Boston Vision Studies program is hosting information sessions on pursuing graduate studies as a Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments (TVI) and/or an Orientation and Mobility Specialist (O&M). The program offers part-time, online learning designed for working professionals and those with families. With significant high demand in this field, after completing the program graduates can pursue employment nationwide across many different environments including K-12 schools, the community, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Blind Rehabilitation Centers, non-profit organizations, and independent contract work. Additionally, there is often grant funding available to pay for the majority of the program of study. For those who already have a master’s degree, the program's grant funding also now extends to those pursuing a graduate certificate in Orientation and Mobility. Please follow the link to sign up for one of these exciting information sessions

TVI Sessions

January 10th and 17th at 5:30 P.M.

O&M Sessions

January 5th at 5 P.M. and January 11th at 6:30 P.M.


  • Careers
    • Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments (TVI)
    • Orientation and Mobility Specialist (O&M)
  • Academic Programs at UMass Boston
  • Sample Course of Studies
  • Application process
  • Costs Tuition and fees
  • Scholarships Currently Available  

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  • Massachusetts Commission for the Blind 

    MCB serves people in Massachusetts who are legally blind by providing access to employment opportunities and social rehabilitation with the goal of increasing independence and full community participation.
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