UC Online’s Transition to Work Endorsement is focused on providing preservice and in-service professionals with knowledge, skills, and experience in special education in order to improve learning outcomes and quality of life for children with disabilities. The Transition to Work Endorsement program is designed to increase the transition-related knowledge and skills of the various individuals involved in the transition process, such as transition specialists, intervention specialists, special education administrators, service providers (e.g., counselors and occupational therapists), vocational rehabilitation counselors, parents, advocates, and or any individual who is interested in expanding his/her knowledge in the area of transition-focused special education. This graduate-level program will equip candidates with specialized knowledge and skills in transition-related legislations and policies, transition procedures, best practices in transition, transition focused instruction and curriculum, and interagency collaboration, so they can become field leaders to facilitate transition planning and incorporate effective transition services as mandated by Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA).
Candidates who wish to apply to the Transition to Work Endorsement program must meet the following requirements.
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The Transition to Work Endorsement takes 12 credit hours to complete and can be finished in a year. This program consists of the four (4) required graduate-level courses below, which all may be applied towards the Master’s in Special Education.
Transition to Work Endorsement: Legal and Ethical Foundations
Legal and ethical foundation knowledge for the Ohio transition to work specialist endorsement.
3 Semester Credits
Transition to Work Endorsement: Assessment and Planning Learning Environments and Supports
This course provides information on appropriate assessment and the application of this assessment to planning, implementing, and evaluating learning environments and supports in the transition to work.
Transition to Work Endorsement: Collaboration and Teaming
This course explores the role of the transition to work specialist in collaboration and serving effectively as a member of a team on behalf of students with disabilities.
Transition to Work Endorsement: Clinical Experience
This clinical experience engages students in the role of transition to work specialist, putting content knowledge into practice.
*Fee susceptible to 30% discount. Ask your Enrollment Services Advisor.
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No. You must choose one program to apply for in any given semester.
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