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Special Education Transition Specialist Endorsement (Online)

About the Program

The Special Education Transition Specialist Endorsement program is not accepting applications at this time. Please continue to check this page for updated program start information, admission requirements and application deadlines.

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 student with special needs;
  • the vocational assessment for students with special needs:
  • interagency planning and service for students with special needs as they transition for adulthood: and
  • appropriate community environments, methods foe linking community-based instruction, and the interagency agreement methodology for preparing students with multiple and severe disabilities for adulthood.

Program Contact Information

Robert Loyd

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.

*International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES accredited evaluation service and must be a course by course evaluation and include a GPA. (



July 1*


December 1*


April 1*

*The application and all ​​required documents listed on the “admissions requirements” tab​ for the program must be received by the deadline.  If all required documents are not received by the deadline your application will not be considered for admission.

Last updated: 1/12/2021