Singapore University of Social Sciences

Transition in Special Education

Transition in Special Education (SPE303)

Applications Open: 01 May 2024

Applications Close: 15 June 2024

Next Available Intake: July 2024

Course Types: Modular Undergraduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: $1391.78 View More Details on Fees

Area of Interest: Special Education

Schemes: Alumni Continuing Education (ACE)

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: S R Nathan School of Human Development


SPE303 Transition in Special Education examines the concept of transition. Transition is a recurring feature in the lifespan development of individuals with Special Educational Needs. Its different aspects and the research on them are studied in this course. They include: • transition at different developmental stages of children with Special Educational Needs, • the planning and support for transition, • implementation of processes of transition, and • the inter-agency collaboration and family involvement.

Level: 3
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every semester


  • The Concept of Transition
  • Transitions Across Human Development
  • Transition Planning
  • Challenges to Transition
  • Helping Pupils with Special Educational Needs Understand Change
  • Post-Schooling Transition
  • Transition to Employment
  • Supporting Transition
  • Transition to Community or Independent Living
  • Dignified Adulthood
  • Resource Building for Transition
  • Evaluating Transition Plans

Learning Outcome

  • Demonstrate a practical understanding of transition and apprehend its implications for Special Education.
  • Illustrate, with specific examples, transitions at the major developmental phases in the lifespan.
  • Plan for transition for pupils with Special Educational Needs in Singapore.
  • Examine how transition to employment planning works.
  • Create a plan for transition to independent living for pupils with Special Educational Needs.
  • Recommend the resources that are pertinent to different types of transition.
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