This is an unofficial description for this program. For official information check the Academic Catalog.
- The Transition Specialist Official Certificate Program (OCP) is designed to prepare post bachelors professionals and those who already hold a license or certification in Special Education, School Counseling, School Psychology, Social Work, Rehabilitation or general counseling to promote successful post-school employment and/or education outcomes of youth and young adults with disabilities. A certificate in advanced graduate work is issued upon completion of a combination of 16 to 18 credits of selected 500-level courses, with a grade of B or better, designed for the certificate program.
- Bachelor's degree in Education, Counseling, Social Work, Psychology or related field; or hold a professional license or certification as a Special Education Teacher, School Counselor, School Psychologist, Social Worker, Rehabilitation Counselor or Counselor;
- Two years of experience working in their respective field of special education, school guidance, school psychology, social work, rehabilitation, school psychology, or general counseling;
- A minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.70 (some programs require a 3.00) on a 4.00 point scale (where A is 4.00), or its equivalent, and good standing (3.00 GPA) in all post-baccalaureate course work in required
- Completion of Graduate Online Application process: Students must formally apply to Graduate Admissions by completing the application form, paying the non-refundable application fee of $50, and having official transcripts for each course taken sent by each previously attended university (excluding CCSU) directly to Graduate Admissions. Applications are accepted year round; for application deadlines, see https://www.ccsu.edu/gradadmissions/program-specific-admission-requirements
Additional Materials Required;
- Two current professional recommendations;
- Written essay describing the applicant's motivation for advanced graduate study, past experience and future professional goals; and
- Interview with program faculty
Instructions for uploading the recommendations and essay will be found within the online graduate application.
Admitted students are required to have taken SPED 315 Introduction of Educating Learners with Exceptionalities, SPED 501 Education of Exceptional Learner (3 credits), or an equivalent course before beginning the program.