Earn a Graduate Transition Special Education Certificate through Distance Education for Transition Leaders and Trainers

The George Washington University is accepting applications for the Graduate Transition Special Education Certificate Program by distance education at The George Washington University. The courses are graduate level and therefore may be transferred to our new on-line Masters program.  The program responds to the on-going needs expressed by educators and rehabilitation personnel, research concerning youth with disabilities, and legislative requirements to provide transition services for all youth with disabilities.  The IDEA Amendments of 2004 (P.L. 108-446) mandate transition services which include on-going assessment, curriculum planning, and collaboration with a variety of stakeholders to include community agency personnel, school administration and faculty, and parents. Amendments to the Rehabilitation Act, Public Law 105-220, encourage State rehabilitation agencies to coordinate with public schools and provide transition services for youth as early as possible and as part of their Individualized Plan for Employment (IPE).  In addition, this program meets the Transition Guideposts of the U.S. Department of Labor National Collaborative on Workforce & Disability for Youth (NCWD-Youth,) and the CEC Advanced Knowledge and Skills Base for Transition Specialists (2008) which are recognized by most states.

All applications must be submitted online:

On the application, PLEASE BE SURE that you mark Transition Special Education Certificate, and NOT teacher certification (which is the Masters program).

For further information, contact:

Dr. Michael Ward, Program Coordinator –

Bridget Green, Research Assistant, or (202) 994-1235

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