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Transition-to-Work Endorsement

Are you an Ohio educator who wants to gain advanced knowledge and skills to prepare secondary students with disabilities for adult life? If so, taking Transition-to-Work (TTW) Endorsement coursework through BGSU will equip you to best aid your students in their transitions to college, careers, and community life. Our 100% online  program combines high-quality instruction with maximum flexibility and individualized support to promote your success. Through both online coursework and real-world learning experiences, you will gain skills to:

  • Assess students’ strengths, interests, and readiness for postsecondary life
  • Empower students to take the lead in planning their futures
  • Implement effective practices in transition education and services
  • Collaborate with family, school, and community partners

Join us to learn with and from others who share your passion for preparing youth for transition success!

Program benefits

  • Start in January, May, or August
  • Take courses 100% online
  • Enhance your professional knowledge
  • Add to your credentials
  • Advance your career


Advance your career

  • Intervention specialists
  • Transition specialists
  • School counselors
  • Job training coordinators
  • Work study coordinators
  • Career assessment specialists
  • Vocational special educators
  • Occupational therapists

Why choose BGSU? 

Earn two credentials

Eligible program completers are recommended to the Ohio Department of Education for the Transition-to-Work Endorsement and receive a BGSU Graduate Certificate in Secondary Transition.

Design a program of study that meets your needs

Choose one of three program start dates: January, May, or August. Because each course is offered at least two semesters every year, students can complete the program at a pace that works best for them—whether that means completing all courses in one year, enrolling in one course per semester, or taking most coursework during the summer months. Classes are delivered 100% online and there are no required class meeting times. Students who register for at least 4 credit hours per semester are eligible for federal financial aid.

Program information

Bowling Green State University offers an approved program of preparation aligned with Ohio Educator Licensure Program Standards for the TTW Endorsement. A Transition-to-Work Endorsement can be added to the following standard Ohio licenses or certificates:

  • intervention specialist
  • career-technical teaching
  • professional pupil services 

The TTW Endorsement is a highly valuable credential, required by many school districts 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.

Quality Matters LogoBGSU 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.

BGSU College of Education and Human Development

The Graduate Certificate in Secondary Transition is in the BGSU College of Education and Human Development  

Updated: 04/05/2024 02:40PM