Special Education Transition Specialist Endorsement (Online)

Program Requirements: 12 Credit Hours

Program Purpose

The Special Education Transition Specialist Endorsement program develops highly skilled special education transition specialists
who can demonstrate and explicitly explain:

  • career development and transition planning for students with special needs;
  • the vocational assessment for students with special needs;
  • inter-agency planning and service for students with special needs as they transition to adulthood; and
  • appropriate community environments, methods for linking community-based instruction, and the inter-agency agreement methodology for preparing students with multiple and severe disabilities for adulthood.

Admission Requirements

  1. An earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  2. A minimum overall undergraduate grade point average of 2.50 OR in most recent degree or recommendation from employer.
  3. Hold a valid Georgia level four or higher renewable professional teaching certificate  or equivalent state-issued, clear, renewable teaching certificate in special education;
  4. A current clear criminal background check conducted as directed by the College of Education. Note: This requirement may be waived only with evidence of employment as a full-time teacher of record in a public school in Georgia. Evidence must be presented on the College of Education’s Employment Verification Form.
  5. A student must be admitted to the university on a degree-admission basis.  
Credit Hours
SPED   8410Career Development and Transition Planning3
SPED   8411Vocational Assessment of Special Education Students3
SPED   8412Interagency Planning and Service for Transition to Adulthood3
SPED   8413Community Based Instruction3
Total Credit Hours12


Department of Elementary and Special Education
Dr. Robert Loyd
University Hall 212
11935 Abercorn Street
Savannah, GA 31419
Phone: (912) 344-2095
Fax: (912) 344-3443