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WORKING COPY - Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2017-2018 - DRAFT

Transition Specialist Endorsement, Graduate Certificate


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Department: Special Education  

The Transition Specialist Endorsement Certificate is designed to provide previously licensed teachers with the knowledge and competencies to specialize in the instructional strategies appropriate for students transitioning from special education to adult life. The four-course program of study ensures all of the subject matter knowledge standards for the Transition Specialist Endorsement are met. The Transition Specialist Endorsement Certificate can be taken as an independent certificate program or as an embedded course sequence within an existing MEd program.

Admission Requirements


Candidates for the Transition Specialist Endorsement Certificate must have an existing initial or professional license as Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities, Teacher of Students with Severe Disabilities, Teacher of the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing, Teacher of the Visually Impaired, School Guidance Counselor, or School Social Worker/School Adjustment Counselor. Qualifications for endorsement by the DESE requires a pre-existing license from which the transition specialist endorsement may be added.

Program of Study


The program of study for the Transition Specialist Endorsement Certificate can be taken as an independent graduate certificate of endorsement or as an embedded course sequence within the MEd programs in Special Education. The course sequence includes three courses providing content knowledge and competencies for working with students transitioning from special education to adult life, and a practicum providing evidence of the application of these competencies within the field.

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