Historical foundations, classic studies, major contributors, major legislation, and current issues related to knowledge and practice of transition/secondary special education.
Continuum of placement
Continuum of placement and services available for individuals with disabilities at the secondary level.
Psychological and social-emotional characteristics
Psychological and social-emotional characteristics of individuals with disabilities as adolescents and young adults.
Specialized materials and instructional approaches
Specialized materials and instructional approaches for individuals with disabilities at the secondary level.
Instructional strategies and practices
Advantages and limitations of instructional strategies and practices for teaching individuals with disabilities at this level.
Strategies for integrating student initiated learning experiences into ongoing instruction.
Methods for guiding individuals in identifying and organizing critical vocational content.
Assessing for transition planning.
Multicultural competence in transition planning processes
Research-supported methods for academic instruction
Use research-supported methods for academic instruction of secondary age individuals with disabilities.
Research-supported methods for non-academic instruction
Use research-supported methods for non-academic instruction of secondary age individuals with disabilities.
Adaptations and technology
Use appropriate adaptations and technology for all individuals with disabilities.
Resources and techniques for transitioning
Use resources and techniques for transitioning individuals with disabilities into and out of school and post-school environments.