Advanced Certificate in Orientation and Mobility (with financial assistance through the New York State Education Department Intensive Teacher Institute (ITI) for Orientation and Mobility Specialists)
The advanced certificate in orientation and mobility is designed to prepare rehabilitation teachers who have master’s degrees and academy certification and/or teachers of the blind and visually impaired who have New York State certification to serve as orientation and mobility specialists in educational programs for infants, toddlers, children and youths, and adults who are blind and visually impaired including those with multiple disabilities. The focus is on the development of unique knowledge and skills through course work and internship experiences in the field of blindness and visual impairment. Graduates of this program will be eligible to obtain national certification from the academy for certification of vision rehabilitation and education professionals as orientation and mobility specialists. This program does not lead to NYS teacher certification.