Master of Arts in Education and Human Development in Interdisciplinary Secondary Transition Services
The George Washington University
The online Master's in Interdisciplinary Secondary Transition Services is designed for passionate educators who are ready to take a step forward in their careers with a challenging, practice-based Master's degree.
The program meets the Transition Guideposts of the U.S. Department of Labor National Collaborative on Workforce & Disability for Youth (NCWD-Youth) and the CEC Advanced Knowledge and Skills Base for Transition Specialists (2008).
This nationally-recognized program provides critical knowledge and experience in the ever-emerging field of secondary transition based upon legislative requirements, research, and evidence-based practices. With a strong social justice focus, you are prepared to effectively lead quality transition programs and services for all youth with disabilities in various settings.
Why GW's Master's in Interdisciplinary Secondary Transition Services?
- Leadership Component: The program imbeds a "train-the-trainers" leadership component enabling you to be recognized by your organization as a transition leader.
- Interdisciplinary Interaction: Through interactions in the discussion forums and small group projects, you gain exposure to different viewpoints and refine critical analysis and communication skills.
- Applied Research: The program offers a curriculum that is driven by the most up-to-date, applied research by experts in the field and is responsive to a variety of transition outcomes.
- Diverse Student Body: Gain exposure to unique viewpoints and refine your critical analysis and communication skills with discussion forums and small group projects.
GW offers an online Graduate Certificate in Transition Special Education. In the online graduate certificate program, students will gain the required knowledge, skills and competencies to assist youth and young adults with disabilities as they transition to postsecondary opportunities.
GW's Graduate Certificate in Transition Special Education consists of 12-credit hours and can be completed in 1 year.
Degree Level: Master
Delivery Format: 100% Online
Accelerated Degree: No
Accreditation & Licensing
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution of higher learning or an international institution that is accredited by the country’s ministry of education or comparable governmental agency.
- Statement of Purpose
- Official transcripts
- Test scores (if applicable)
- Two letters of recommendation
The George Washington University (GW) was founded in 1821 and is located in Washington, D.C., the heart of international law, health care and business. This location and close relationships with prominent health care agencies and their officials distinguish the opportunities GW provides to students. GW's legacy of preparing leaders who create positive change begins with connecting them to the leaders of today.
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Located at the hub of international science, health policy and business, GW links you to renowned experts and institutions in the field through our program faculty and industry collaborators. Our programs are designed around emerging fields in cooperation with leading agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), and are led by active experts in the field. Connect with and learn from these authoritative health care leaders in programs on the forefront of industry trends.
GW's online programs are designed to give you immediate added value within your current organization while preparing you for advancement into more specialized roles upon completion. The flexible structure of an online degree allows you to maintain your personal and professional commitments while making prominent industry connections. Gain the knowledge and skills to create positive change in our ever-evolving health care system.
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