Special Education M.A.

Number of Pages


Year Approved


First Advisor

Sahli, Bethany

Second Reader

Jodi Wolkerstorfer;


The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) was created to meet the needs of students with disabilities and prepare them for life after school, including employment, further education, and independent living. Even after transition services were added in 2004, students with disabilities have lower success rates in those areas than their non-disabled peers. The guiding question for this literature review was: how can special education teachers promote post school success for students who receive special education services? Literature suggested that being knowledgeable of the indicators of post school success, curricula and practices that support students, family involvement, planning and IEP writing, interagency collaboration, and an increase in teacher training in the area of transition services may lead to increased post school success for students.

Degree Name

Special Education M.A.

Document Type

Masterʼs thesis