The program provides opportunities for candidates to plan, implement, and evaluate transitional life experiences for students with disabilities across the lifespan. Each candidate collaborates with personnel from other educational and community agencies to plan for successful transitions by students. Each candidate demonstrates the knowledge and ability to teach students appropriate self-determination and expression skills.
Transitional life experiences, transitional planning, self-determination, and expression skills are discussed in CDDS 114 Education of Exceptional Children and CDDS 255 Seminar in Assessments. Candidates collaborate with Fresno County Office of Education, Fresno Unified School district, and the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Service Center to plan for successful transitions.