Childhood & Exceptional Student Education

Online Special Education Transition Specialist Endorsement Program

Program Features

The Special Education Transition Specialist Endorsement program is designed for individuals already holding or eligible for a clear, renewable T-4 or higher certificate in special education. This is the only state-approved Special Education Transition Specialist Endorsement program offered by a university in Georgia.

You may be eligible to qualify for financial aid because this endorsement is a stackable program that begins the Master of Education in Special Education program.

Program Outcomes

Develop highly skilled special education transition specialists who can:

  • demonstrate and explicitly explain career development and transition planning for students with special needs.
  • demonstrate and explicitly explain the vocational assessment for students with special needs.
  • demonstrate and explicitly explain interagency planning and service for students with special needs as they transition to adulthood.
  • demonstrate and explicitly explain appropriate community environments, methods for linking community based instruction, and the interagency agreement methodology for preparing students with multiple and severe disabilities for adulthood.

Courses & Requirements

Format: Online

The program of study consists of four online courses (see below) totaling 12 semester hours. You may begin this program only once each year in the fall semester. Please see the plan of study/course rotation schedule for semester specific details.

EEXE 7319 Career Development and Transition Planning 3
EEXE 7320 Vocational Assessment of Special Education Students 3
EEXE 7321 Interagency Planning and Service for Transition to Adulthood 3
EEXE 7322  Community-Based Instruction 3


State Authorization to provide a program related to the preparation of professionals may not indicate eligibility for certification/licensure in your state. Please consult the appropriate certification/licensure office in your state before enrolling in our program to confirm that your completion of this program will meet your state requirements.