Endorsement - Special Education
The Special Education Transition Specialist Endorsement program is being redesigned at the present time. Please continue to check this page for updated program start information, admission requirements and application deadlines.
The Special Education Transition Specialist Endorsement program is designed for individuals who hold or eligible for a valid Georgia level four or higher renewable professional teaching certificate or equivalent state-issued, clear, renewable teaching certificate in special education. This is the only state-approved Special Education Transition Specialist Endorsement program offered by a university in Georgia.
The Special Education Transition Specialist Endorsement program develops highly skilled special education transition specialists who can demonstrate and explicitly explain:
career development and transition planning for students with special needs; the vocational assessment for students with special needs; inter-agency planning and service for students with special needs as they transition to adulthood; and appropriate community environments, methods for linking community-based instruction, and the inter-agency agreement methodology for preparing students with multiple and severe disabilities for adulthood.
An earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution.
A minimum overall undergraduate grade point average of 2.50 OR in most recent degree or recommendation from employer.
Hold a valid Georgia level four or higher renewable professional teaching certificate or equivalent state-issued, clear, renewable teaching certificate in special education;
A current clear criminal background check conducted as directed by the College of Education. Note: This requirement may be waived only with evidence of employment as a full-time teacher of record in a public school in Georgia. Evidence must be presented on the College of Education’s Employment Verification Form.
A student must be admitted to the university on a degree-admission basis.
*International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES accredited evaluation service and must be a course by course evaluation and include a GPA. (www.naces.org)