The MCEC understands the importance in helping these professionals stay up to date on the dynamic and diverse K-12 school experience that impacts the transitioning student. Military lifestyle and culture, school transition perspectives, and identifying local transition challenges are some of the modules addressed.

Participants receive the following resources during the training:

  • Supporting Military Children Through School Transitions Participant Manual (MCEC Publication)
  • Preparing for the Journey (MCEC Publication)
  • Education of the Military Child in the 21st Century Executive Summary MCEC Research Publication
  • The Military Parents’ Guide to Education Legislation (MCEC Publication)
  • How Communities can Support the Children and Families of those Serving in the National Guard or Reserves (MCEC Publication)
  • How to Prepare our Children and Stay Involved in Their Education During Deployment(MCEC Publication)     
  • Chart Your Course (complete kit) (MCEC Publication)
  • Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Your Children Roots and Wings by Dr. Kenneth R. Ginsburg
  • You and Your Military Hero: Building Positive Thinking Skills During Your Hero’s Deploymentby Sara Jensen-Fritz, Paula Jones-Johnson, and Thea L. Zitzow
  • Touching the Hearts of Children Anthology: The Art of being a Military Child (MCEC Publication)

About this course:

Course Format:

Face-to-Face instruction with up to 50 people per session

Course Length:

This course includes 6 clock hours (.6 CEUs) of instruction and group work time, exclusive of breaks and lunch.


This course is designed for school counselors, educators, and others who work with military-connected children and youth in an educational or youth organization setting. This course is also relevant for those who work with any youth who may experience high mobility rate.

Learning Outcomes:

• Explain how the elements of transition and separation impact the military family using print media, current research and participants’ experience
• Interpret data from MCEC research and institute networking that addresses school transitions
• Analyze current transition practices/programs for entering and exiting mobile students by utilizing research and networking activities
• Formulate a viable transition action plan

Credit Options:

CEU - Course participants are eligible to receive .6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for this twelve clock hour course. MCEC is also a National Board for Certified Counselors Approved Continuing Education provider (ACEP™) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. These designations allow us to offer you these opportunities.

The Military Child Education Coalition is an approved continuing education provider for the Texas Education Association Provider # 501-090, Texas and other state entities.

To receive CEUs a participant must maintain 95% attendance, engage in the class activities and discussions, complete an end of course evaluation, and complete an end-of-course assessment with a minimum score of 80%. The CEU fee is $25.00.

TEA         NBCC

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