Education

Transition Specialist Endorsement

Off-campus graduate program

Help special education students prepare for adult life.

Federal guidelines require public schools to provide transition planning to prepare special education students ages 14-22 for work, community, and further learning.

If you're a licensed special education teacher or related professional, this program will give you a Massachusetts-approved credential that will prepare you to support transitioning special education students, and position you to be a school leader. You’ll be well-versed in transition fundamentals. Know how to build family-community partnerships. And understand how to navigate important support systems.

You work with special education students, and want them to succeed in life as well as in school. Be instrumental in their transition to adulthood by understanding how best to focus on their educational, functional, and social/emotional needs to plan for the future.

You’ll explore how to help students lay the groundwork for life success. How to involve them and their families in goal-setting. And how to identify partnerships that support planning. You’ll also engage in field experiences that will reinforce your new skills.

Program Structure

Full-time or part-time off-campus program

15 Credits
2 graduate student in a classroom
Off-campus Format

Take this program off campus: Begin January 2018 at Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, Massachusetts, and complete the program by August 2018. Courses run in an eight-week semester, meeting two weekends per course and an online component between weekends. 

Contact Linda Lengyel at llengyel@lesley.edu for more information.

Outcomes
Our Transition Specialist Endorsement program prepares you to:
Special Education
Linda Lengyel
Linda is the director of the Transition Specialist Endorsement program. Her years of work in special education have focused on supporting people with complex needs, considered to have severe disabilities, and their families in school, work, and home settings. Long an advocate for systemic and policy changes, she has also written and presented about such topics as assistive technology, legal issues, teacher preparation, and being an expert witness.
Careers
Where You'll Work
Lesley students go on to rewarding careers in a range of settings throughout Massachusetts and New England, including:

Faculty

Program Cost Description
Total approximate cost for this master's degree program.
Transition Specialist Endorsement
  • Tuition
    Off-Campus Tuition: $625/credit x 12
    $7,500
    Online Tuition: $625/credit x 3
    $1,875
  • Fees
    Technology Fee
    $90
    Registration Fee
    $80
    Materials Fee
    $40
  • Total
Estimated Cost

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