Voices of the online master’s in secondary special education program: Tim Wealton, Graduate of the Program
KU graduate Tim Wealton, fell in love with the niche subject of transition in special education while working as a high school teacher in a life skills program for students with low incidence disabilities. When he decided to further his education with a graduate degree, he wanted a program that truly equipped him with the tools needed for this meaningful work.
“I feel really well prepared to work with students in my current role as a teacher and as a case manager. I feel better prepared to link families with agencies and organizations that they’ll need moving forward into adulthood to support their sons or daughters.”
So there’s all different professional positions and different ways you can implement the knowledge that you gain from this program to impact more positive outcomes for students.
Tim found that there’s room for growth in the evolving field of special education, and that there have been many ways to utilize the knowledge and skills he gained from the master’s in secondary special education and transition program.
To hear more from Tim about how KU’s online master’s in secondary special education and transition has empowered him to enhance transition services and supports for youth with disabilities, watch his full response in the video below.
And that’s just one aspect of the program that he found valuable—hear from Tim about the benefits of our portfolio project and how it helped him prepare to better support his students by reading our blog here.