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Providing Exceptional Education and Raising Standards (PEERS) Program

Providing Exceptional Education and Raising Standards (PEERS) Program
Boise State University
Providing Exceptional Education and Raising Standards (PEERS) Program
1910 University Drive
Education Building Room 204
Boise, ID 83725
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Program Contact Jeremy W. Ford
Program Contact Email
Phone (208) 426-3544
Website Program website

Students with intellectual or developmental disabilities complete a two-year Certificate in Community and Career Readiness Studies at Boise State University. Students take certificate-specific coursework, as well as university courses for credit or audit (depending on individual student goals), while also engaging in meaningful career exploration and experiences.

Program information submitted: April 7, 2022

Public or private: Public
Type of school: 4-year college or university
Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? No
Number of students: 5
Program serves students who have left high school? Some of our students have left high school
Criteria for admission
Accepts out-of-state students? Yes
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
Program length: 2 years
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Acceptance rate for the most recent fall term: 100.00%
Retention rate for first year students from the previous academic year to the current one: 67.00%
Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? Yes
Students pay for the program in the following ways:
  • Private pay (student and family)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Funds
  • Scholarships
  • Adult intellectual/developmental disability state agency funds
  • Local School District funds
  • Federal Financial Aid
Students enrolled in this program take the following types of inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities):
  • Typical college courses for credit
  • Typical college courses for audit
Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Information on special classes: ESP 100 is an introduction to college course, ESP 120 is a job exploration course, ESP 121-122-and 123 are employment practicums, and ESP 130 is a cumulating portfolio course in students' final semester.
Percentage of academic time spent in inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities): 75-99%
Do all students in this program enroll in at least one inclusive college/university course for credit or audit each semester? Yes
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Certificate in Community and Career Readiness Studies
Is the credential approved by the college/university? Yes, this credential has been through a formal approval process at the IHE
Students in the program have access to the following campus-wide services:
  • Career services
  • Disability/accessibility services
  • Academic tutoring services
  • Health services
  • Access to a transcript via the registrar
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
Housing is provided to students: No
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Percentage of social time spent in inclusive activities (open to all students on campus): 75-99%
Students may participate in the following extra-curricular activities
  • Registered student organizations
  • Student government
  • Club sports
  • Campus events
Students participate in these campus-wide events: College/University's Graduation