Online Transition Certificate Program

The Online Transition Certificate program provides professional development and continuing education for persons working in fields related to education, independent living, and employment for adolescents and young adults with disabilities.

The 15 credit graduate specialist certificate is:

  • Designed to prepare professionals with bachelor's degrees in Education or related fields to facilitate successful school-to-work transition planning for individuals with disabilities.
  • Coursework is completely online.
  • All credits in the transition specialist certificate can also count toward the professional development MSE.
  • UW-Whitewater's special education program has the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Specialty Program approval.

Entrance Requirements:

  • A bachelor's degree
  • Minimum 2.75 undergraduate GPA


To apply go to  Select Application, select online application and follow the online directions.

Certificate Plan

Coordinator: Dr. James Collins, (262) 472-5804