The Graduate Certificate in the Transition Specialist Program is designed to prepare professionals with Bachelors Degrees in Education or related fields to faciltate successful School (i.e., elementary to middle, middle to high school) through adult life transition planning for individuals with disabilities.
A minimum of 2.75 overall as an undergraduate
Applicants for this program must have taken SPECED 606: Career and Vocational Programming for Students with Disabilities or the equivalent.
Note: Units earned in the Transitions Specialist Certificate Program may also count for the Master of Science in Education Degree Program in Special Education.
The Certificate Program will require a minimum of 15 units of the courses listed below. This is a tentative list of courses to be included in the program.
REFLECTIVE PRACTICE AND ACTION RESEARCH
SPECED 703 PROMOTING REFORM THROUGH COLLABORATIVE LEADERSHIP
SPECED 706 VOCATIONAL ASSESSMENT OF STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
SPECED 781 SCHOOL-TO-WORK TRANSITIONAL PROGRAMMING
SPECED 704 APPLIED FIELD ACTION RESEARCH IN SPECIAL EDUCATION
Completion of the capstone course, Applied Action Research in Special Education (SPECED 704), represents the final requirement for the Transition Specialist Certificate.