Graduate Certificate in Special Education Transition Services

The Graduate Certificate in Special Education Transition Services is designed for post-bachelor’s degree students interested in developing and increasing their skills in the area of special education transition services. The training is also of benefit to special educators seeking a master’s degree with an emphasis on transition services and to employees in state agencies with responsibility for supporting adults with disabilities in the workforce and vocational rehabilitation fields. The Graduate Certificate in Special Education Transition Services courses are aligned with the Council for Exceptional Children’s Advanced Special Education Transition Specialist standards.

Applicants seeking admission to the Graduate Certificate in Special Education Transition Services must submit the following directly to the Office of Graduate Admission:

  • Graduate Application
  • Application Fee
  • Official transcript from the baccalaureate degree granting institution
  • Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0
  • A letter of interest
  • Two letters of recommendation

The Graduate Certificate in Special Education Transition Services is comprised of three special education courses and one counseling course with a concentrated focus on career development and counseling to facilitate transition from secondary education to adult settings. This program affords access to the necessary online learning resources, including access to materials and support from the SHSU Newton Gresham Library as well as technology support from IT@Sam.

The specialization courses for the Graduate Certificate in Special Education Transition Services is offered online and includes the following required courses:

Graduate Certificate in Transition Services
Required Courses
COUN 5370Career Cnsling Across Lifespan3
SPED 5306Transition Services Ind w Dis3
SPED 5307Transition Assessment and Inst3
SPED 5309Leadership in Transition Serv3
Total Hours12