Special Education - Transition Spec
The Transition program is a four-course sequence that prepares secondary transition personnel to develop, implement, and evaluate secondary transition programs across disability categories, including program components related to student-focused planning and development, family collaboration, and interagency collaboration.
The Transition program is typically offered through a cohort model, with new cohorts beginning in even numbered years. Cohort members can be students enrolled in the Master of Science program in the Department of Special Education, combining core courses and electives, or non-degree seeking students taking the courses as a stand-alone non-degree program. For additional information and advisement, please contact Nicole Uphold, Assistant Professor.
This certificate requires 12 credit hours for completion.
University Admission Requirements
A student applying to a graduate certificate program must:
- have earned a four-year bachelor's degree or its equivalent from a college or university that is accredited by the appropriate regional accrediting association, or do so within one academic year
International students can learn more about specific application requirements by visiting the Office of Admissions.
Additional Program Admission Requirements
A student applying to this program must:
- provide an official transcript from each higher education institution attended
- submit a current resume
- submit a cover letter outlining professional goals related to secondary transition services
- submit a letter documenting a minimum of one year of successful teaching experience
- provide two professional references that address the candidate's disposition for advanced study
- provide a screenshot of current teaching license and endorsements
Mail letter of recommendation to:
SED Post-Master's Certification Admissions Advisor
Special Education Department
Campus Box 5910
Illinois State University
Normal, Illinois, 61790-5900
- Fall, Summer, and Spring Term — This program operates on a cohort model. For information on the next application deadline and cohort timeline, contact Dr. Debbie Shelden.