Transition University is a project designed to cultivate relationships between high school students with intellectual and severe disabilities and JSU Special Education Collaborative Teacher Candidates. Transition University meets on the JSU Campus during Fall and Spring semesters. You may see the Transition University faculty, teacher candidates, and high school students riding on campus transit, taking a nature walk on campus, or eating in the Jack Hopper Dining Hall. Typical Transition University activities include:
- Pairing SPE Teacher Candidates with high school students with intellectual and severe disabilities
- Instructional opportunities that focus on social skills, navigating campus transportation, social time in the Jack Hopper Dining Hall, tours of JSU departments, and trips to local businesses
As a result of their work with Transition University, Dr. Cynthia Connor and Mrs. Lynetta Owens won the Cleo and Carla Thomas Service Award in 2015. Gifts to JSU Foundation support TU along with C & I, SOE Dean’s office, and JSU student groups.