Master of Arts in Education and Human Development in the Field of Interdisciplinary Secondary Transition Services
The master of arts in education and human development in the field of interdisciplinary secondary transition services degree program prepares educators and support personnel to address the needs of youth and young adults with special needs for careers and transition from school to postsecondary education, employment, and independent living and community participation. The curriculum integrates the roles of relevant disciplines and service agencies, including postsecondary planning, evidence-based practices, instructional and curriculum strategies, service delivery models, and accommodations and supports from the classroom to postsecondary education.
This program is designed to a) align curriculum content with contemporary youth development themes, including self-determination, and provide specific strategies to practitioners, b) align transition services and supports with general education and standards-based educational systems and provide specific strategies, and c) build practitioner-leadership skills in students so they can prepare others in their states/localities.
Specific admission requirements are shown on the Graduate Program Finder.
The following requirements must be fulfilled: 36 credits, including 30 credits in required courses and 6 credits in a field of specialization, and successful completion of a comprehensive examination.
|EDUC 6114||Introduction to Quantitative Research|
|SPED 6210||Universal Design for Learning and Assessment|
|SPED 6222||Legal Issues and Public Policy for Individuals With Disabilities|
|SPED 6230||Vocational Assessment of Individuals with Disabilities (taken for 3 credits)|
|SPED 6231||Curriculum and Instructional Methods in Special Education and Transition|
|SPED 6233||Curriculum in Special Education|
|SPED 6235||Employment Models for Individuals with Disabilities|
|SPED 6236||Introduction to Career and Career–Technical Education and Transition Services|
|SPED 6255||Collaboration with Systems and Families|
|SPED 6995||School- and Community-Based Internship in Special Education and Transition|
|6 credits in one area of specialization:|
|Acquired brain injury specialization|
|SPED 6223||Introduction to Brain Injury: Programs, Policies, and Resources|
|SPED 6224||Brain Function and Impact of Brain Injury on Learning and Education|
|Autism spectrum disorder specialization|
|SPED 6253||Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders|
|SPED 6254||Autism Spectrum Disorders and Transition to Employment and Post-Secondary Life|
|Successful completion of a comprehensive examination is required of all students.|