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. This program prepares educators and counselors to take a leadership role in transition planning and service provision for students with disabilities.
As you work with special education students, you 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.
In this program, 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 develop the skills and knowledge to assess, plan, and deliver transition services. Learn how to promote the self-determination of your students, and build relationships with local agencies and employers. And give your students the self-determination and self-advocacy that will set them up for success.
If you have a Bachelor's degree and related experience, you can take this program as a certificate program. If you're a licensed special educator, guidance counselor, school social worker, rehabilitation counselor, you can take the program for a Massachusetts-approved Transition Specialist Endorsement.