Graduate Certificate in Special Education Transition Services

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Online Coursework

Practicum required



Credit Hours


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  Application Deadline

  • Spring: December 1


Tuition / credit hour $437.54
Fee / credit hour  
Library $4.16
Network & Data Systems $11.10
Off-campus $30
Online Facilities $2

Tuition and fees per credit hour reflect fall 2022 rates for students studying completely online. If an online student takes a course on campus, tuition and fees will differ.

Certificate programs are not eligible for financial aid.

Students seeking a master's degree that includes this graduate certificate can apply for "Teaming for Transition" funding.

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Build Effective Transition Plans for Youth with Disabilities

The Graduate Certificate in Special Education Transition Services is designed to prepare special educators, vocational rehabilitation counselors, school-based counselors, social workers, psychologists, teachers and other educational leaders to help students with disabilities transition from high school to an adult environment.

Professionals will learn how to create transition plans that help students with disabilities reach their and their family's future goals. Effective transition planning incorporates work-based learning opportunities, building self-advocacy skills, and fostering self-determination. Through evidence-based transition research, educators and other professionals will be able to identify and apply the best practices to address the needs of students with disabilities.

To be admitted to the program, students must have a 3.0 GPA or higher in their last 60 hours of coursework. 

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Teaming For Transition

Teaming For Transition 

Students can use the academic credit hours in this graduate certificate program toward a Master of Education in Special Education, Master in Social Work, or Master of Science in Counseling with Rehabilitation Counseling Concentration and apply for special funding through the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs. Learn more about “Teaming for Transition” on the College of Education and Health Profession website.

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