Since 1972, our SFASU 定向和行动 (O&M) program has been training candidates to work with persons who are blind or visually impaired. Orientation defined for our purposes means knowing where you are, in relationship to the environment around you. Mobility is the ability to get from where you are to where you want to be, in a safe and efficient manner.
SFASU自豪地提供 只要 undergraduate O&M training program in the United States. The program also offers O&M training at the graduate level for certification. Graduate students may elect to continue after certification and seek a Master's degree in 特殊教育 with a specialization in Orientation & Mobility. Students who complete our O&M certification training program at the undergraduate or graduate level are equally eligible to become nationally certified by the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (ACVREP).
Upon certification as 定向和行动 Specialists, graduates from our program provide services to children and adults who have visual disabilities-services and skills that will enable these individuals to travel independently in both familiar and unfamiliar environments. Graduates from our O&M training program are eligible and prepared to successfully complete, the national certification examination from ACVREP. Once certified, our graduates are able to work in a variety of settings including state rehabilitation agencies, Lighthouses for the Blind, residential/state schools for the blind, Veterans Administration training centers, and school districts throughout the state of Texas and across the United States.
If you are interested in more information on the 定向和行动 (O&M) training program, please contact any of our faculty or staff.
Candidates at the undergraduate level are required to have a major and a minor in another area of study. Though no specific area is required, most of our undergraduate candidates complete their Bachelor of Science degree in 康复服务. In order to add a concentration in O&M, undergraduate candidates are required to complete the following courses:
- 在基础RHB 325视力损害
- RHB 340-结构和视觉系统的功能
- SPE 442-教学策略与视觉障碍和多个人
- SPE 445-Basic Concepts in O&M
- RHB 400-Beginning Clinical Practicum in O&M (blindfold)
- RHB 401-Intermediate Clinical Practicum in O&M
- RHB 402-Advanced Clinical Practicum in O&M
- RHB 495实习我
- RHB 496-II实习
Candidates who have previously earned a baccalaureate degree from an accredited university are eligible to apply for admission to the SFASU O&M program at the graduate level. Admission typically occurs once per year, with initial coursework beginning in the first summer term. Some students may be accepted into the program at other times, however course options may be limited due to prerequisites (e.g., summer coursework SPE 500 and SPE 516). Students in the graduate O&M program are required to come to the SFASU campus for approximately six weeks to receive intensive, hands-on training in basic orientation and mobility (SPE 500). Housing and meals are provided through grant funding while students reside on our campus. Following completion of SPE 500 and SPE 516, candidates are typically able to finish the remainder of training from their home location. Required coursework includes:
- SPE 500-Beginning Clinical Practicum in O&M (blindfold) (6 hours)
- SPE 518-Basic Concepts in O&M
- SPE 552-对于有视觉障碍和多个人教学策略
- SPE 593-Intermediate Clinical Practicum in O&M
- SPE 594-Advanced Clinical Practicum in O&M
- SPE 595-Internship in O&M (6 hours)
Grant funding is available for graduate students in the O&M training program, allocated on a competitive basis. Applications for grant funds are due March 1st of each year.
- 定向和行动本科认证 大三今年重点
- 定向行走的研究生课程 只有认证 -
- 硕士特殊教育有了双证书 as a Teacher of Students with 视力障碍s and Orientation & Mobility Specialist
博士。达斯特香农 - LVOT
毫秒。德博拉 “蟋蟀” 卡迪 - LVOT / COMS
毫秒。 D.J.院长 - LVOT / COMS
毫秒。石楠蒙罗 - LVOT / COMS
毫秒。珍妮弗·佩里 - VRT / COMS
Orientation & Mobility Internship Handbook （更新01_2019）