Earn your Graduate Certificate in Transition Special Education from the George Washington University (GW) and gain the required knowledge, skills and competencies to assist youth and young adults with disabilities as they transition to postsecondary opportunities.
In the special education transition certificate program, you will focus on social justice as you join a community of transition leaders from across the country, learning to design and implement transition and career assessment strategies to help ensure the success of youth as they transition to adult life.
GW’s Graduate Certificate in Transition Special Education consists of 12-credit hours and can be completed in 1 year.
With this certificate program’s applied curriculum, you will build on your knowledge, competencies and skills to:
With the Graduate Certificate in Transition Special Education from the George Washington University (GW), you will be prepared to move ahead in your career as a transition specialist with the qualifications to work across multiple disciplines. This certificate will help open you up to a wide variety of positions in the field, which is expected to grow by 6% by 2022, according to The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Within special education, transition services is an area with even higher growth potential. Public vocational rehabilitation professionals and Centers for Independent Living are now mandated under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 to provide extensive transition services.
Earning your Graduate Certificate in Transition Special Services from GW prepares you to meet these legislative changes by expanding your knowledge and skills to provide youth with disabilities services that improve their post-school outcomes.
1Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/education-training-and-library/special-education-teachers.htm
GW offers an MA in Secondary Special Education and Transition Services (campus or online). Should you wish to pursue the Graduate Certificate, you have the option to transfer all 12 credit hours into the Master's program.