Teaming for Transition

Graduate Specialization in Transition

Effective Transitions are Key to Adult Success for Youth with Disabilities 

Teaming for Transition illustrationYoung adults with disabilities and their families continue to struggle to successfully transition from school to adult life in ways that lead to ongoing employment, community engagement, time with friends, and overall independence. 

Educators, school administrators, related service providers, school counselors, school social workers, community service providers, and vocational rehabilitation counselors with expertise in effective transition practices can impact these future outcomes. 

Working collaboratively across disciplines, with youth, and their families, professionals specializing in transition build the bridge between high school and adult life.

Funding for Master's Programs Available for Qualifying Scholars

Other Supports

Transition specialization students will be connected to a network of professionals engaged in transition across disciplines. Students residing and working in Arkansas will be connected to the Arkansas Department of Education Transition Services Coordinator for their area.

Upon Completion of the Coursework, Professionals will be Prepared To:

  • Develop and use effective interdisciplinary teaming in support of student transition
  • Lead and support Individualized Education Planning teams in the creation, implementation, and monitoring of transition plans
  • Conduct transition-focused assessments including person centered planning
  • Create career development plans and design work based learning experiences
  • Create disability specific learning supports
  • Identify community and school partners
  • Promote self-determination and self-advocacy in students
  • Provide instruction on skills necessary for independent adult life and successful employment
  • Use evidence based practices specific to transition
  • Demonstrate knowledge of federal and state transition-related laws and practices

For More Information: Teaming for Transition

Dr. Suzanne Kucharczyk - Assistant Professor of Special Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Principal Investigator — Teaming for Transition
suzannek@uark.edu
410 Arkansas Ave., Room 303
Fayetteville, AR 72701

Discipline-Specific Faculty 

 Special Education 
 Dr. Suzanne Kucharczyk 
 suzannek@uark.edu 

 School Counseling 
 Dr. Kristi Perryman 
 klperry@uark.edu 

 Communication Disorders 
 Dr. Kimberly Frazier 
 kimfraz@uark.edu 

 Vocational Rehabilitation 
 Dr. Lynn Koch 
 lckoch@uark.edu 

 Educational Administration      
 Dr. Ed Bengtson 
 egbengts@uark.edu 
 Social Work 
 Dr. Johanna Thomas 
 johannat@uark.edu