In response to the House Bill 3720, the Transition Leadership program is designed to prepare initially or professionally licensed professionals who wish to obtain an education specialist endorsement in transition services. Eligible individuals are those who are licensed to teach:
• students with moderate disabilities,
• students with severe disabilities,
• students with visual impairments, or
• students who are deaf or hard of hearing.
individuals who are licensed as a School Guidance Counselor or School Social Worker/School Adjustment Counselor, are licensed as a Rehabilitation Counselor (as described in 262 CMR 4.00 Requirements for Licensure as a Rehabilitation Counselor), or have certification as a Rehabilitation Counselor as determined by the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification are also eligible.
Through this advanced training, students in the program will gain the skills necessary to focus on employment, college preparation, and independent living skills for students with disabilities ages 14–22. They will also develop the leadership skills necessary to promote system-wide transition supports and services in their school district.
Graduates of the program can expect to find employment opportunities in secondary schools, transition programs, and college programs that support transition-age students with disabilities. For additional information, contact our project director, Maria Paiewonsky, at 617-287-7697.