Graduate Certificate in Secondary Special Education and Transition Services


The graduate certificate in secondary special education and transition services is offered through an interdisciplinary program that prepares educators and support personnel to address the needs of youth and young adults with special needs in their transition from school to postsecondary education, employment, and independent self-adjustment. This program integrates the roles of relevant disciplines and service agencies, including postsecondary planning, alternative service models, and extended career support and adjustment to independent living.

Specific admission requirements are shown on the Graduate Program Finder.

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 12 credits in required courses.

SPED 6230Vocational Assessment of Individuals with Disabilities (taken for 3 credits)
SPED 6235Employment Models for Individuals with Disabilities
or SPED 6231 Curriculum and Instructional Methods in Special Education and Transition
SPED 6236Introduction to Career and Career–Technical Education and Transition Services (taken for 3 credits)
SPED 6255Collaboration with Systems and Families