College of Education Health and Human Services
School of Lifespan Development and Educational Serviceswww.kent.edu/ehhs/ldes
Examples of Possible Careers*
Special education teachers, all other
- 8.5% much faster than the average
- 36,600 number of jobs
- $62,820 potential earnings
Special education teachers, kindergarten and elementary school
- 2.9% slower than the average
- 193,000 number of jobs
- $60,620 potential earnings
Special education teachers, middle school
- 2.6% slower than the average
- 84,700 number of jobs
- $61,820 potential earnings
Special education teachers, secondary school
- 3.2% about as fast as the average
- 143,000 number of jobs
- $62,320 potential earnings
Teaching assistants, except postsecondary
- 3.6% about as fast as the average
- 1,395,900 number of jobs
- $28,900 potential earnings
Source of occupation titles and labor data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook. Data comprises projected percent change in employment over the next 10 years; nation-wide employment numbers; and the yearly median wage at which half of the workers in the occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less.
The Special Education Transition-to-Work Endorsement Preparation non-degree program is designed for special educators who wish to prepare 4th through 12th grade students with disabilities for adult life. In addition to employment, the Transition-to-Work program also addresses issues related to residential, recreational, continuing education and other outcomes experienced by adults with and without disabilities.
The Kent State Transition-to-Work endorsement leads to a single qualification applicable to all former transition roles (e.g., work study, VOSE, Option IV). For more information regarding the standards governing the endorsement, please visit Ohio's Department of Education. Coursework from a master's degree in special education may apply towards endorsement requirements; however, student must apply to and be accepted into both the endorsement program and the master's programs.
- Official transcript(s) from bachelor's (or most recent degree)
- Minimum overall 2.750 GPA of most recent degree completed
- Evidence of a current special education teaching license
- Interview with Transition-to-Work program coordinator
- Experience teaching students with moderate-to-intensive disabilities, or the completion of 15 credits of moderate-to-intensive coursework
Professional Licensure Disclosure
This program is designed to prepare students to sit for applicable licensure or certification in Ohio. If you plan to pursue licensure or certification in a state other than Ohio, please review state educational requirements for licensure or certification and contact information for state licensing boards at Kent State's website for professional licensure disclosure.
|Code ||Title ||Credit Hours |
|CES 67732||OCCUPATIONAL ASPECTS OF DISABILITY ||3|
|CTTE 56019||COORDINATION OF CAREER TECHNICAL COOPERATIVE EDUCATION PROGRAMS ||3|
|CTTE 66001||PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES IN CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION ||3|
|SPED 53070||PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING FOR TRANSITIONS ||3|
|SPED 64200||CURRICULUM METHODS FOR TRANSITION PLANNING AND COLLABORATION ||3|
|Minimum Total Credit Hours:||15|
Prior to program completion, the candidate must demonstrate proficiencies in the following areas (including but not limited to): Data literacy and analysis, use of research and assessment data, leadership and collaboration, utilizing and supporting appropriate technology for the discipline, and application of professional dispositions, laws and policies, codes of ethics and professional standards appropriate to their field of specialization.