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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).
  • RSA Scholarships available

Course work includes:

Course # Course Title Credits Instructor Day/time Semester Offered
REH 6560 Fundamental Skills in Transition 3 Kathleen Oertle Wednesday/5:00-7:30 pm  Fall 2018
REH 6560 Legal Foundations in Transition and Rehabilitation 3 Timothy Riesen Tuesday/5:00-7:30 pm  Fall 2018
REH 6510 Transition to Supported Competitive Employment 2 Timothy Riesen Tuesday/5:00-6:45 pm  Spring 2019
REH 6530 Transition to Post-Secondary Education  2 Kathleen Oertle Wednesday/5:00-6:45 pm  Spring 2019
REH 6520 Transition Practicum I: Services Leading to Supported/Competitive Employment 2 Timothy Riesen Tuesday/5:00-5:59 pm  Summer 2019
REH 6540 Transition in Practicum II: Services Leading to Post-Secondary Education 2 Timothy Riesen Tuesday/6:00-7:00 pm  Summer 2019
REH 6560 Collaboration in Transition 2 Kathleen Oertle Wednesday/5:00-6:45 pm  Summer 2019



How to Apply

Application Deadline

June 15, 2018

Application Instructions


To apply for the program, we require:

1)      Submission of online application (Link to application will be available early 2018).

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
Utah State University
2865 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT  84322-2865

FAX: 435-797-3572


3)      $35 application fee (check made out to Special Education & Rehabilitation) to Kris at the address above (online payments not available at this time). 


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.

Fill out the application and mail, email, or fax to Kris Wengreen (, FAX: 435-797-3572).  Attach a short resume.  Make sure you read and understand the RSA Scholarship handbook.