First of its kind: Special Topics Course on College-Based Transition Services

Think College and the Transition Leadership Program at the Institute for Community Inclusion at the University of Massachusetts Boston are excited to announce a new special topics course for transition specialists, college program coordinators, secondary education teachers, secondary special education administrators, and doctoral and Master's students. This 3-credit online course will address topics such as:

Current laws and updated federal guidance regarding: college-based transition services (CBTS), inclusive postsecondary education, use of WIOA/Pre-ETS services

Key components of highly effective college-based transition services

Roles of all collaborators (LEA, College or University, Communty Agencies)

Program development and implementation strategies

Interagency collaboration activities to establish and maintain CBTS

National data regarding existing practices from Think College


Given the growing interest in college options for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities, this course comes at a critical time for those who want to be able to offer college-based transition services as an option for postsecondary education. Here are the basics of this new course Special Topics: College-Based Transition Services Policy and Practice:

  • It is a graduate-level course. 
  • Cost is $1725.00. 
  • It runs 13 weeks, February 3- May 13, 2020. 
  • Participants can earn 3 credits.
  • It is offered completely online.

To register for this course, click here. For more information, contact Maria Paiewonsky at or at 617-287-7697.