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Master of Arts in Secondary Special Education & Transition Services

Empowering Youth. Collaborating for Change.

Become an advocate for at-risk youth and youth with disabilities, inspiring and empowering them to make successful life transitions. With a Master of Arts in Education in Human Development in Secondary Special Education and Transition Services from the George Washington University (GW), you will learn to lead transition programs and services for all youth with disabilities in various settings, including post-secondary education, employment and independent adulthood.

GW’s Special Education Transition Services degree program is nationally recognized and meets the Transition Guideposts of the U.S. Department of Labor National Collaborative on Workforce & Disability for Youth (NCWD-Youth) and the CEC Advanced Knowledge and Skills Base for Transition Specialists. With a strong focus on social justice, this program will provide you with critical knowledge of legislative requirements and research, as well evidence-based practices and experience gained through a hands-on internship.

In this program, you will design strategies that inspire youth to envision, own and lead their own futures—including careers, post-secondary education, living alone and other hallmarks of maturity. You will graduate prepared to become a transition specialist, skilled in the design of effective youth development programs and poised to help youth, families and communities now and in the future.