There is a recognized national shortage of Orientation and Mobility specialists. In response to shortages of personnel in the rehabilitation and education fields specific to vision impairment, the Department of CARE offers a master of arts degree and a certificate program in Orientation and Mobility. The programs are available online through part-time study, including some face-to-face classes provided in Little Rock and, in special instances, in other states.
Students wishing to be qualified to apply for national certification in Orientation and Mobility (O&M) without seeking the master’s degree emphasis area in O&M may enroll in the Graduate Certificate in O&M. Students must hold a bachelor’s or master’s degree from an accepted university program.
Students must meet the same admission requirements as those who apply for the master’s degree program.