What will I learn?

The Transition for Students with Disabilities Graduate Certificate provides students with increased knowledge and awareness of state-of-the-art transition planning, as well as experience with specific strategies related to transition assessment, instruction, and community/business collaboration. Those who complete the Transition for Students with Disabilities Certificate program will be able to critically examine and implement effective transition planning while ensuring students are accessing the general education curriculum; effectively collaborate with the business and general community to access work and post-secondary experiences for students with disabilities; implement customized job development strategies to meet the needs of students and the business; identify and collaborate with various community based organizations; learn strategies to develop self-determination and self-advocacy skills for students with disabilities; and understand cultural and ethnic diversity issues related to transition planning.

Which department am I in?

School of Education

Study options

Full Time (15 credits)

Tuition fees
US$25,000.00 per year
Start date

21 January 2020


School of Education

Enderis Hall,

2400 E Hartford Ave,



53211, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must possess a baccalaureate degree and have a minimum 2.75 cumulative undergraduate grade point average to be admitted in to a certificate program.

For international students

A baccalaureate degree, or its equivalent as determined by the UWM Center on International Education, from a regionally accredited institution, completed before the first term of enrollment in the Graduate School.

A minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale, or an equivalent measure on a grading system that does not use a 4.0 scale.

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) results with a minimum required score of 79 on the Internet-based TOEFL (IBT) and a minimum recommended sub-score of 18 in each skill).

IELTS (International English Language Testing System) results with a minimum required score of 6.5, with minimum recommended sub-score of 6.0 in each skill.

CAE (Cambridge English: Advanced aka Certificate of Advanced English) or CPE (Cambridge English: Proficiency aka Certificate of Proficiency in English) results with a minimum required level of C1 and a minimum recommended score of 170 on any given language skill test.

C1 level in the Common European Framework of Reference for languages (CEFR).

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