Date of Award

8-2019

Degree Type

Creative Project

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)

Department

Special Education and Rehabilitation

First Advisor

Bob Morgan

Abstract

During my career in junior high, I have been able to provide many transition assessments. This is the first introduction to transition planning for my students and their families, and I enjoy being able to discuss with them their hopes and dreams for the future, and help parents realize the strengths and skills their child has, based on these assessments, which will benefit them in their future goals. I have been able to use transition assessments not only to make appropriate transition plans, but also to set up work experiences that meet my students’ strengths and preferences.

I have provided professional development to other teachers working in transition. I enjoy passing on the information I have learned and researched to my colleagues. I often collaborate with other teachers, especially general education teachers, in making goals and plans for my students to help meet their individual needs.

My career goals include working at an adult transition program, providing training to other educators and parents on transition planning and programming, and creating a program where students can be successful in their postschool outcomes. My vision is to continue to educate students, parents, and teachers on best practices in transition planning and programming, and to implement those best practices in my teaching and interaction with individuals with disabilities.

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