Help special education students prepare for adult life.
Federal guidelines require public schools to provide transition planning to prepare special education students ages 14-22 for work, community, and further learning.
If you're a licensed special education teacher or related professional, this program will give you a Massachusetts-approved credential that will prepare you to support transitioning special education students, and position you to be a school leader. You’ll be well-versed in transition fundamentals. Know how to build family-community partnerships. And understand how to navigate important support systems.
You work with special education students, and want them to succeed in life as well as in school. Be instrumental in their transition to adulthood by understanding how best to focus on their educational, functional, and social/emotional needs to plan for the future.
You’ll explore how to help students lay the groundwork for life success. How to involve them and their families in goal-setting. And how to identify partnerships that support planning. You’ll also engage in field experiences that will reinforce your new skills.