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  Nov 24, 2017
 
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog 
  
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog

Vision Studies


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Faculty (Director, Program Coordinators)

Laura Bozeman, PhD, University of Texas at Austin

  • Special Education
  • Personnel Preparation
  • Low-Incidence Disabilities
  • Visual Impairments
  • Multiple Disabilities
  • Orientation and Mobility
  • Low Vision

Paula Kosior, CAGS, Boston College

  • Special Education
  • Orientation and Mobility
  • Visual Impairments
  • Early Childhood and Preschool

Robert McCulley, MEd, Boston College

  • Special Education, Vision Rehabilitation
  • Orientation and Mobility
  • Community Inclusion
  • Program Administration and Development

Daniel Norris, MEd, Portland State University, University of Massachusetts Boston

  • Orientation and Mobility
  • Vision Rehabilitation Therapy
  • Deafblind

Tammy Reisman, MEd, CAES, Boston College

  • Elementary Education
  • Visual Impairment
  • Cerebral Visual Impairment

The Program

The UMass Boston program in Vision Studies is the only such university offering in New England. Collaboration with the six state Departments of Education and State Liaisons support and promote mentoring throughout the program. Through online courses, infused with field-based experiences and practica, these specializations afford general education teachers, special educators, and practitioners in related fields an opportunity to acquire the necessary assessment, instructional, and consultation skills for working effectively with students and/or adults with visual impairment. There are three tracks:

  • Teacher of Students with Visual Impairment
  • Orientation and Mobility
  • Visual Rehabilitation Therapy


 

Programs

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