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 6114Introduction to Quantitative Research
SPED 6210Universal Design for Learning and Assessment
SPED 6222Legal Issues and Public Policy for Individuals With Disabilities
SPED 6230Vocational Assessment of Individuals with Disabilities (taken for 3 credits)
SPED 6231Curriculum and Instructional Methods in Special Education and Transition
SPED 6233Curriculum in Special Education
SPED 6235Employment Models for Individuals with Disabilities
SPED 6236Introduction to Career and Career–Technical Education and Transition Services
SPED 6255Collaboration with Systems and Families
SPED 6995School- and Community-Based Internship in Special Education and Transition
6 credits in one area of specialization:
Acquired brain injury specialization
SPED 6223Introduction to Brain Injury: Programs, Policies, and Resources
SPED 6224Brain Function and Impact of Brain Injury on Learning and Education
Autism spectrum disorder specialization
SPED 6253Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders
SPED 6254Autism Spectrum Disorders and Transition to Employment and Post-Secondary Life
Comprehensive examination
Successful completion of a comprehensive examination is required of all students.