Transition Specialist

Curry College is one of the first institutions in Massachusetts to offer a post master's certificate leading to initial licensure as a Transition Specialist. This program is for professionals who already hold a bachelor's or master's in an appropriate discipline.

Leverage Your Current Degree and experience

This certificate is designed to meet the standards, guidelines, and competency requirements established by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) for Transition Specialist Endorsement and the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC).  Help students with special needs prepare for post-secondary education, employment, and independent living. 

prepare for a position that is in demand in every school system

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts urges school districts to address the complex academic, communication, social, and behavioral needs of student with disabilities, including the transition process.  This endorsement will open doors to new career opportunities and help students with disabilities become successful adults in our communities.

admission requirements

• Bachelor's or master's degree from an accredited institution
• Minimum of 2-years experience under one of the following licenses or certifications:
             Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities (Pre-K-8; 5-12)
             Teacher of Students with Severe Disabilities (All)
             Teacher of the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing (All)
             Teacher of the Visually Impaired (All)
             School Guidance Counselor
             School Social Worker/School Adjustment Counselor
             Rehabilitation Counselor

Schedules and Courses

Start online and finish in less than one year. A new cohort begins in July 2018. Take a look at the upcoming schedule.


Request information about the Transition Specialist Certificate at Curry College, or make an appointment to speak with an advisor to learn more. Or, call the Office of Graduate Studies by phone 617-333-2243 or email at

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