The 34 credit hour program in includes five core courses emphasizing evidence-based practices for preparing youth for college, careers and community membership. Interdisciplinary coursework and field experiences prepare students to effectively collaborate with families and professionals to promote successful transitions. The program can be completed in as few as four semesters. Working professionals typically complete the program in two years, including summers. Students who follow the course sequence in the table take four credit hours per semester during fall and spring semesters
Program graduates who hold a standard intervention specialist or career-technical license can add the Ohio Transition-to-Work (TTW) Endorsement to their teaching license. This is a valuable credential, as many school districts require their educators to obtain the TTW endorsement.
Five secondary transition courses:
- Transition from School to Adult Life
- Transition Assessment and Instructional Strategies
- Competitive Employment, College and Careers
- Teaching Students with
Exceptionalities or Partnerships in Work-based
- Internship in Interagency Collaboration for Transition
Four graduate degree courses:
- Seminar: Issues and Practices in Special Education
- Statistics in Education
- Research in Education
- Master's Capstone
Three elective special education courses
(or other eCampus graduate courses with program advisor
Submit Your Graduate College Application Online
For Area of Study, select “Master’s” and “Special Education:
Secondary Transition with Secondary Transition Certificate – MEd
Note: All graduate level programs use the same Graduate College Application. A $45 nonrefundable application fee is assessed for domestic applications. The international application fee is $75.
Submit Transcripts and Standardized Test Scores
As part of the online application process you will upload
scanned copies of transcripts from all institutions attended.
Upon admission, final official transcripts from each degree-granting
institution must be submitted to the Graduate College.
Submit a score report from one of the following standardized tests:
- GRE General Test (within past 5 years)
- Praxis II Principles of Learning
- Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE)
Assessment of Professional Knowledge
In addition, TOEFL scores are required for applicants whose native language is not English.
For information on GRE, Praxis, and TOEFL, visit the Educational
Testing Service (ETS) website.
Request official transcripts and test scores be sent to:
120 McFall Center
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403
Statement of Purpose
You will upload this as part of the online application process for
The Statement of Purpose should address:
- your motivation for pursuing graduate study in your chosen field
- what you hope to gain through graduate study
- your career aspirations following completion of the program
- your personal qualities that relate to your future success as a graduate student