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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 $432/credit hour.  The cost of the entire program is $6,912.
  • RSA Scholarships available

Course work includes:

Course # Course Title Credits Instructor Day/time Semester Offered
REH 6500 Fundamental Skills in Transition 3 Kathleen Oertle TBD  Fall 2018
REH 6550 Legal Foundations in Transition and Rehabilitation 3 Timothy Riesen TBD  Fall 2018
REH 6510 Transition to Supported Competitive Employment 2 Timothy Riesen TBD  Spring 2019
REH 6530 Transition to Post-Secondary Education  2 Kathleen Oertle TBD   Spring 2019
REH 6520 Transition Practicum I: Services Leading to Supported/Competitive Employment 2 Timothy Riesen TBD  Summer 2019
REH 6540 Transition in Practicum II: Services Leading to Post-Secondary Education 2 Timothy Riesen TBD  Summer 2019
REH 6570 Collaboration in Transition 2 Kathleen Oertle TBD  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: Transition Services Application 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) Once the application has been reviewed by the committee, and you have been notified whether or not you have been admitted into the program, you will be required to complete the USU Admissions application.  The fee for this application is $50.  Please do NOT apply to USU until you have been officially admitted into the certificate program.


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.