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Transition-to-Work Endorsement Preparation (Non-degree) PDFDownload to print

College of Education, Health and Human Services

School of Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences

405 White Hall
Tel: 330-672-2294


The Transition-to-Work endorsement program is designed for special educators who wish to prepare 4th through 12th grade students with moderate-to-intensive disabilities for adult life. In addition to employment, the Transition-to-Work program also addresses issues related to residential, recreational, continuing education and other outcomes experienced by adults with and without disabilities. The Kent State Transition-to-Work endorsement leads to a single qualification applicable to all former transition roles (e.g., work study, VOSE, Option IV). For more information regarding the standards governing the endorsement, please visit Ohio's Department of Education. coursework from a master's degree in Special Education may apply towards endorsement requirements; however, student must apply to and be accepted into, both the endorsement program and the master's programs.

Admission Requirements
  • Official transcript(s) from bachelor's (or most recent degree)
  • Minimum overall 3.000 GPA of most recent degree completed
  • Evidence of a current special education teaching license
  • Interview with Transition-to-Work program coordinator
  • Experience teaching students with moderate-to-intensive disabilities, or the completion of 15 credits of moderate-to-intensive coursework
Graduation Requirements

Minimum total credit hours to program completion are 15.