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Curriculum - Special Education Transition Specialist Endorsement Program

The program of study consists of four courses totaling 12 credit hours. Please check the Class Schedule Listing on the Armstrong Web site to see course information for the upcoming semester.)

Plan of Study by Semester

The plan of study provides a detailed look by semester at the recommended timing for completing each course in the program.

Program of Study

Prerequisites
none
Courses
Credits
Program Requirements
EEXE 7319 Career Development and Transition Planning 3
EEXE 7320 Vocational Assessment of Special Education Students 3
EEXE 7321 Interagency Planning and Service for Tranisition to Adulthood 3
EEXE 7322 Community-Based Instruction 3
These courses must be taken in sequence (EEXE7319 and EEXE7320 are prerequisites for EEXE7321 and EEXE7322).  
TOTAL CREDITS 12 credits

Course Descriptions

EEXE 7319 CAREER DEVELOPMENT AND TRANSITION PLANNING
This course will focus on understanding legal and procedural issues in interventions at the systems level of transition, including the following: identifi cation of exemplary transition practices, issues in transition policies, dropout prevention issues, the vocational service system, ecological transition models, inclusive transition models of transition, self-determination and family involvement models, and continuous evaluation and improvement of transition services.
EEXE 7320 VOCATIONAL ASSESSMENT OF SPECIAL EDUCATION STUDENTS
Provides students with the knowledge and skills to select, administer, and interpret instruments which sample vocational interests, aptitudes, and development. Emphasis is placed on the evaluation of students with disabilities and others at-risk of school failure. Field-based experience required.
EEXE 7321 INTERAGENCY PLANNING AND SERVICE FOR TRANSITION TO ADULTHOOD
Prerequisites: EEXE 7319, EEXE 7320
Emphasis is placed on theory and practice related to interagency collaboration, systems change efforts in transition services, and state-of-art practices regarding supporting individuals with disabilities in community employment, living, socialization, community participation, and other areas of adult life. Covers specifi c federal and state mandates concerning transition planning and collaboration with agencies in the community for assisting students as they move through the P-12 educational experience and on to post secondary education and/or training. Field-based experience required.
EEXE 7322 COMMUNITY BASED INSTRUCTION
Prerequisites: EEXE 7319, EEXE 7320
The course explores the use of appropriate community environments, methods for linking community based instruction, and methodology for preparing students with multiple and severe disabilities for adulthood. Emphasis is placed upon theory and practice related to career development, job development, facilitating natural supports on the job, job partnerships, and school and community vocational training models. Field-based experience required.

Summary

Format Online
Credits Required 12
Tuition per credit hour
(not including fees)
$400
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