The ins and outs of being a Transition Coordinator
Instead of learning how to be a Transition Coordinator “on the job”, get started with the following tips and resources!
You might be asking, “What’s ahead for me? What should I expect?”.
First off, few states have specific standards for transition coordinators, while districts often require that these individuals hold a valid secondary special education credential. Consequently, many transition coordinators find themselves learning “on the job”. This can be very challenging.
Professionals who are involved in providing transition services to young adults with disabilities report that they are not adequately prepared or satisfied with the preparation they received. Consequently, it is difficult to develop or enhance a transition program quickly!
Get national, state, and local perspectives on the role of transition coordinators including:
- What IS a Transition Coordinator and what do they DO?
- State Policies and Procedures
- A Day in the Life of a Transition Specialist
Developed by professionals that know transition, the following presentation covers the ins and outs of the roles of a Transition Coordinator.
Help! I’ve Been Hired as a Transition Coordinator
- Take the Quality Indicators of Exemplary Transition Programs Needs Assessment (QI-2) – it will help you identify needs in your program and prioritize what to work on first!
- Check out the many many resources on the National Technical Assistance Center on Transition (NTACT) website including the Transition Team Leader Sustainability Toolkit that can help you “share the love” of transition by creating a transition team.
- Review the Just in Time: What Transition Coordinators Need to Know from NTACT/DCDT
- Here are some great Transition Tips from other transition professionals!
- Check out Your Complete Guide to Transition Planning and Services by Dr. Mary Morningstar, a book specifically for new transition professionals!
- Interested in taking some transition college coursework? The University of Kansas offers online master’s degree courses in secondary special ed & transition.
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