Program of Study

UI REACH (Realizing Educational and Career Hopes) is a comprehensive transition certificate program for college students with intellectual, cognitive, and learning disabilities. UI REACH offers an integrated college experience in a caring and structured environment. UI REACH is a four-year program with early graduation options.

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The UI REACH experience integrates academic skill building, career development, campus involvement, social development, and transition planning to create a dynamic collegiate experience. A few of the program offerings include:

  • integrated, Big Ten University experience with on-campus residence hall living;
  • person-centered goal planning to customize each student's college experience according to their interests and abilities;
  • specialized and individualized support in the core areas of academics, career and transition, social growth, and student life;
  • specialized core curriculum and electives delivered by College of Education instructors;
  • inclusive academic learning opportunities including traditional classes for credit or audit;
  • employment preparation and career development;
  • integrated community-based internships and employment opportunities with local businesses;
  • access to over 500 student organizations and numerous inclusive campus activities;
  • on-call emergency 24–hour support;
  • scholarships and other financial aid options;
  • a four-year certificate with second- and third-year certificate options; and
  • events around the country for current students, alumni, and families.

For more information, visit UI REACH on the College of Education website.