A transition services professional works with children and teens with disabilities to aid in the transition to adulthood. Many of these children qualify for special education and are in a learning environment specific to their educational needs. Transition coordinator professionals:
begin working with a student around the age of 15
make up a part of the student’s IEP team throughout their academic career
help the student identify goals he or she wants to reach in order to meet daily living or vocational skills
Transition coordinator professionals ensure that students receiving special education services get the attention they need to excel as they complete their education and transition into the world.
Things You Should Know
Minimum Degree Requirement: Depending on the school, a transition or vocational services professional may either need a bachelor’s or master’s in special education, along with the appropriate certification.