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Orientation and Mobility (O&M) Program

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Get prepared for a unique career allowing you to work with people of all ages who have visual impairments. As a student in orientation and mobility (O&M) you’ll learn a multitude of competencies to help individuals with visual impairments access training that supports safe, efficient and independent travel skills.  

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Program Features

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Career Paths

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A COMS may work in a variety of settings, including schools, early intervention programs serving infants, toddlers, and their families, educational service centers, residential schools for the blind, rehabilitation centers, adult services, veterans administration hospitals, or as private contractors serving a multitude of clients.

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Licensure Requirements 

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Bachelor's degree

Minimum Program hours


Deadline to apply

April 1

Non-Coursework Requirements

Opioid Module

  • State-required set of modules required for all ODE seeking licensure students who do not complete Ohio Standards for Educators prior to submitting a licensure.
    Complete this module

Computer Science Computational Thinking Module

  • State-required set of modules. Students who do not complete student teaching are required to complete this requirement prior to licensure application. Required for all students admitted AU22 and beyond.
    Complete this module

Ohio Standards for Pupil Services and Endorsements

  • State-required set of modules for all students seeking pupil services type licenses or endorsements. These students should complete this prior to applying for ODE licensure.
    Complete this module

Students are required to send their certificates of completion for each module to prior to applying for endorsement.

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Licensure Disclosure 

Ohio State academic programs are designed to prepare students for licensure or certification in Ohio. If you plan to pursue licensure or certification in a state other than Ohio, please review state educational requirements for licensure and certification at

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Apply through TK20

TK20 Application

*Apply here before applying to Ohio State grad school. Teaching & Learning Academic Services will contact students indicating when to apply to OSU.

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