This micro-credential is awarded to individuals who have successfully completed and passed the Career Development & Self-Determination to Achieve Transition Success: Expanding the Core Curriculum online class.
In order to earn this micro-credential, participants will need to demonstrate competency in the learning outcomes/objectives listed below.
- Explain the importance and need for early intervention in helping children with visual impairments prepare to enter and engage successfully in life activities.
- Identify how to prepare children to move successfully into preschool from home and then into kindergarten.
- Develop the skills to support families and ECI personnel as they prepare youngsters to transition from home to school.
- Recognize how to integrate career education competencies into preschool and kindergarten curricula.
- Identify activities to teach career education skills needed by elementary students in preparation for middle school.
- Identify the self-advocacy, self-determination and career education skills students need in preparation for the transition from elementary to middle school.
- Develop the skills to support families and students in preparation for the transition from middle school to high school.
- Assess students’ self-determination skills using the ARC’s Self-Determination Scale.
- Identify activities to teach career education skills needed by middle school students in preparation for high school.
- Define relevant legislation related to the transition process such as IDEA and WIOA.
- Assess the transition needs of students with visual impairments, including those with additional disabilities using the Transition Competencies Checklist.
- Demonstrate the ability to write IEP transition goals and objectives.
- Collaborate with families and related service providers in transition planning.
- Recognize the importance of preparing students with visual impairments for life beyond school with special emphasis on postsecondary training and movement into employment.
- Identify specific techniques for teaching students to analyze their interests, abilities, values, work personality, and limitations (self-awareness), how to identify jobs that they can do as teenagers and plan for their careers (work exploration), how to find and apply for jobs, and interview successfully (job seeking skills), and how to keep jobs they secure (job maintenance).
- Understand how to develop meaningful transition plans for students with visual impairments.
- Recognize the importance of preparing students with visual impairments, who need direct instruction, for life beyond school with special emphasis on postsecondary training and movement into employment.