Special Education Transition Certificate Programme
The transition from school to employment, postsecondary education or independent living can be difficult for anyone, especially individuals with disabilities. The coursework required for Texas Tech University's online Graduate Certificate in Special Education Transition is designed to prepare people to help individuals with disabilities make this transition.
- 15 credit hours
- Coursework is completed online
- Prerequisite: bachelor's degree
- Completion time varies. Students may take up to three classes each semester and two each summer session, making completion time vary by individual.
- Semester-based courses align with the Academic Calendar of Texas Tech University. New students may enrol at the beginning of any one of the four semesters throughout the year.
Although there is no application deadline, potential students are encouraged to submit all application materials at least two months prior to projected initial enrollment.
1. Complete the ApplyTexas application.
- When asked to select your major, you will choose "Grad Cert – Special Education Transition".
- $60 initial application fee or $50 for each subsequent application (including changes of entry date, add/change program requests, or readmission requests).
2. Complete additional application as outlined by the Texas Tech University Graduate School.
- Applicants must have unofficial transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended sent to Texas Tech University Graduate School. If you are admitted, you will then be required to submit official transcripts.
- All international applicants must provide proof of English proficiency before their applications can be considered for admission. This test is waived only for graduates of U.S. universities or universities in English proficiency-exempt countries. Applicants who have completed at least two consecutive years at a college or university in the U.S. or in an English proficiency-exempt country are also exempt from the English proficiency requirement.
3. Check the Applications tab in your Raiderlink for notification of a change in your admissions status.
- Upon your acceptance into the Graduate School and the College of Education, you will work with a faculty advisor to develop a degree plan. If you receive a letter of rejection, you may contact the Associate Dean of Graduate Education and Research for advisement regarding the admissions appeals process.
Interested in taking only one or two courses? Use Texas Tech University's Graduate Temporary Status to apply and take as many as 12 credit hours without completing the application process to a degree program.
Certificate programs can be pursued independently or concurrently with a master's program. All coursework is offered online.
Required Courses (15 credit hours)
- EDSP 5390 Seminar in Special Education: Transition Services for Students with Disabilities
- EDSP 5330 Children and Youth with High Incidence Disabilities
- EDSP 5304 Instructional Strategies for Teaching Students with High Incidence Disabilities
- EDSP 5308 Authentic Assessment for Students with Exceptionalities
- EDSP 5390 Seminar in Special Education: Transition Curriculum in Postsecondary Education and Employment Models for Students with Disabilities
For a Master of Education in Special Education, emphasis in Special Education Transition, 21 additional credit hours of coursework and a comprehensive evaluation or thesis will be required.
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Last updated October 13, 2018