BGSU M.Ed. graduates are prepared to excel in transition leadership positions within K–12 schools, community agencies and institutions of higher education.
Federal legislation and state Employment First initiatives continue to emphasize the need for a qualified workforce to help youth with disabilities successfully transition to competitive integrated employment and adult life.
A secondary transition master’s degree from BGSU will assure employers that you possess the knowledge and skills to support youth with disabilities as they move into adulthood, whether you are a special educator, career-technical educator, general education teacher, school counselor, vocational rehabilitation counselor, developmental disabilities service provider, parent advocate, or Center for Independent Living (CIL) or inclusive postsecondary education (PSE) staff member.
Interdisciplinary coursework and field experiences prepare you to effectively collaborate with families and professionals to prepare young people for college, careers and community membership. Coursework emphasizes the use of evidence-based practices to improve transition practice and teaches critical leadership skills for promoting positive outcomes for youth with disabilities.
NOTE: This program does not lead to an initial teacher license.
- Transition from School to Adult Life
- Transition Assessment and Instructional Strategies
- Competitive Employment, College and Careers
- Partnerships in Work-based Learning
- Interagency Collaboration for Transition
- Research in Education
- Master's Capstone
Ohio TTW Endorsement
Program graduates who hold a standard Ohio intervention specialist, career-technical teaching, or professional pupil services license or certificate are recommended to the Ohio Department of Education for the Transition-to-Work (TTW) endorsement.
The TTW endorsement is a valuable credential many school districts require for their transition specialists, job training coordinators, career assessment specialists and others who coordinate or provide transition services. For school counselors, occupational therapists, social workers, school psychologists and other pupil service professionals, earning the TTW Endorsement certifies that they have the knowledge and skills to support effective transitions for the students with disabilities they serve.
BGSU is the only university in Ohio and one of just nine in the nation to earn the Quality Matters Online Learner Support certificate for all of our seven-week online programs. The certificate recognizes that our programs provide the critical services needed for student success and that we use student feedback to continuously improve those services.