IEP Boot Camp: Transition Age Students

Individual education programs — commonly called “IEPs” — are critical to ensuring that students with disabilities have access to a free and appropriate public education. Created with the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) Office of Special Education (OSE), this course explores the procedural and substantive aspects of writing IEPs that are both compliant with the law and meaningful to individual students with disabilities. You will learn the ins and outs of drafting an IEP, assembling an IEP team, and supporting students with a plan tailored to their individual needs.

In this course, you will:

  • Discover the importance of preparing a draft IEP without predetermining its outcome.
  • Identify the required participants on the IEP team and their roles.
  • Be aware of the required components for developing a transition plan and the relationships among them.
  • Overview state and districtwide assessments as they relate to students with IEPs.
  • Understand relevant terms, abbreviations, regulations, and special education services.
  • This course is offered in partnership with MDE. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with our privacy policy.

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    Who should take this course?


    What grade level(s) does this course apply to?

    High School

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    Course Vendor

    Michigan Virtual