Morningstar and Clark (2003) suggest that transition service providers should have knowledge in the following areas:
- Basic transition principals and concepts;
- Transition Curriculum and Training Models,
- Planning, Implementation and Progress Monitoring strategies,
- Interagency collaboration, and
- Strategies for addressing service barriers.
SC Fast Facts
Transition Focused Professional Development Opportunities are offered regularly in South Carolina. Ongoing efforts include:
- State and Local Conferences (e.g., SC Council for Exceptional Children and SC Division on Career Development and Transition)
- SC Department of Education’s Research to Practice Institute (typically held in July each year)
- College and University coursework (e.g., Clemson, USC, Francis Marion)
- Online Transition and Supported Employment Coursework and Webinars (e.g., nsttac.org; apse.org; Training Resource Network)
Did You Know?
Recent findings from a national survey of special education personnel preparation programs in the United States revealed that less than 50% of the training that teachers receive in higher education addresses transition standards (NCSET, 2005).