College of Education *
College of Education *

Graduate Certificate in Career Planning and Placement for Youth in Transition


Join us for Cohort 3: Fall 2016 to Summer 2017

Are you interested in improving your expertise to assist youth with disabilities as they pursue their careers? The Department of Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education at the University of Maryland offers a Graduate Certificate in Applied Counseling and Human Services with an emphasis on Career Planning and Placement for Youth in Transition. First course begins September, 2016

Application Deadline: 
Deadline for Fall admission is July 1, 2016.

Certificate Program Features
Course Sequence [click here]

  • One year academic program: 12 graduate credit hours, one online course at a time
  • Four dynamic courses filled with the latest in best practices 
  • Nationally recognized instructors and award-winning content 
  • Specifically designed for working professionals 
  • Courses may be transferred to relevant degree programs in rehabilitation and special education

Application Instructions [click here to apply]   

  • Must be employed in an eligible special education, rehabilitation, or related program
  • Minimum of bachelor's degree with a 3.0 GPA
  • Completed application, application fee, and transcripts
  • Letter of support signed by direct supervisor and agency director
  • Regular access to a computer, internet and email
  • For questions please email the program director, Dr. Debra Neubert,

Scholarship Eligibility

We have a limited number of tuition scholarships from the National Institute of Disability and Rehabilitation Research for qualified candidates who are admitted to the Certificate Program. The schloarship covers about half of the cost of attending the Certificate Program approximately $4000. More information about tuition scholarships will be provided upon admission to the Certificate Program. The University of Maryland values diversity in its students, faculty and staff including age, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, and disability. Apply Early!! The first 15 students admitted to the certificate program are awarded the partial tuition scholarships!

Tuition and Fees

For the 2016 academic year, graduate tuition is $645 per credit (Students get resident rate, whether resident or non-resident). Summer rate will be slightly adjusted.