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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
Program Contact Jeremy W. Ford
Email PEERS@boisestate.edu
Phone (208) 426-3544
Website https://www.boisestate.edu/education-esp/ugc-ccrs/

Students with intellectual 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.

General
Public or private: Public
Type of school: 4-year college or university
Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? No
Students in this program:
  • Have graduated or exited from high school
  • Are still enrolled in high school
Number of students: 0
This program will be serving students in: 2020-2021
Requirements
Deadline to apply to this program: January 1st
Requirements for admission to this program:
  • Regular high school diploma
  • Other diploma (e.g., IEP diploma, certificate of attendance)
Accepts out-of-state students?: Yes
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
Program length: 2 years
Cost
Cost of the program: Tuition and fees for undergraduate students attending Boise State can be found here: https://www.boisestate.edu/vpfa-student-financial-services/boise-state-university-fees/undergraduate-tuition-fees/
Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? No
Students pay for the program in the following ways:
  • Private pay (student and family)
  • Scholarships
  • Local School District funds
Academic
Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities):
  • Typical college courses for credit
  • Typical college courses for audit
More about course access:

In their first semester, students enroll in a University Foundations course typical of other first year students. Students also enroll in two university courses in their second and third semesters in the program, as well as one university course their fourth semester.

Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Information on special classes:

In their first semester, students enroll in two certificate specific courses designed to assist in focusing student's academic and career goals for their time in, and after, the program. Students also enroll in one certificate specific employment course in their second, third, and fourth semesters (work experience). In their fourth semester, students also enroll in a e-Portfolio Capstone course designed to process their time in the program and identify next their next steps.

Time spent only with other students in this program: About half the time
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Certificate in Community and Career Readiness Studies
The credential(s) is/are: Approved by Institute of Higher Education
Employment
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 0%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Work Study
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 0%
We offer the following specialized credentials:

PEERS Program staff work with students to design a plan of study that focuses on their career interests. No official focus is currently available.

Housing
Housing is provided to students: No
Extracurricular
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Proportion of time spent only with other students in this program: 25%
Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations:

This is anticipated to be a significant component of the PEERS Program when beginning in the fall of 2020.

Last updated: Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 16:43