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Transition Services Certificate

*Transition Services Certificate program beginning August of 2018. 

The Transition Services certificate is designed to help rehabilitation counselors understand the pre-employment transition requirement and evidence-based practices in secondary transition.

  • 16 graduate credit hours
  • Complete in 1 year (3 semesters)
  • Work closely with Special Education Professionals
  • All classes offered through distance education (courses are streamed live through the internet in the evenings).
  • Tuition is $417/credit hour. Total cost of program is $6,672.
  • RSA Scholarships available

Course work includes:

Course # Course Title Credits Instructor Day/time Semester Offered
REH 6560 Fundamental Skills in Transition 3 Kathleen Oertle TBA Fall 2018
REH 6560 Legal Foundations in Transition and Rehabilitation 3 Timothy Riesen TBA Fall 2018
REH 6510 Transition to Supported Competitive Employment 2 Timothy Riesen TBA Spring 2019
REH 6530 Transition to Post-Secondary Education  2 Kathleen Oertle TBA Spring 2019
REH 6520 Transition Practicum I: Services Leading to Supported/Competitive Employment 2 Timothy Riesen TBA Summer 2019
REH 6540 Transition in Practicum II: Services Leading to Post-Secondary Education 2 Timothy Riesen TBA Summer 2019
REH 6560 Collaboration in Transition 2 Kathleen Oertle TBA Summer 2019

How to Apply

*Application Deadline: June 15, 2018

Application Instructions

To apply for the program, we require:

1) Submission of  online application.

2) Copy of transcript (does not have be an official copy) verifying your most recent degree sent to:

Kris Wengreen
Transition Services Certificate Program
Special Education & Rehabilitation Counseling
Utah State University
2865 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT  84322-2865

FAX: 435-797-3572


3) $50 application fee


RSA Scholarship

Email Kris Wengreen at to request an application.  

RSA Scholarships are currently available.  There is a payback required for this scholarship.  If you receive scholarship funding, you agree to work in a qualifying rehabilitation counseling position for 2 years for every 1 year of support received.  The payback time begins when you complete the certificate (there is a grace period to obtain qualifying employment).  If you do not work in a qualifying position after certificate completion, you will be required to pay back the $ amount of the scholarship received to the Rehabilitation Services Administration.