SECTION 1. Chapter 71, section 38G, of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the definition of “temporary certificate” the following definition:-
“Transition Services”, as defined in 20 USC 1401 (34)
SECTION 2 Section 38G of said chapter 71 of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding the following paragraph:-
The board of education shall provide a specialist teacher license in transition services which shall include both coursework and field experience for previously licensed special education teachers and rehabilitation counselors to develop the competence necessary to serve as transition coordinators to facilitate provision of a coordinated set of activities to adequately prepare students with disabilities to achieve successful transition to post-school activities including further education, competitive employment, and independent living. The requirements for the specialist teacher license in transition services, as promulgated by the board, can also be used to satisfy the requirements for a professional license.
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