The mission of Inclusive Education Services is to offer UCF students with intellectual disabilities an academic program of study, with a career and professional development focus. During the two year experience, students discover and develop their passions and strengths, enhancing their ability to facilitate long-term, paid and fulfilling employment after graduation.
Inclusive Education Services strives to deliver an immersive, innovative, and distinctive collegiate experience to individuals with intellectual disabilities. IES students engage in opportunities offered to degree seeking UCF students (e.g., the audit of UCF courses, participate in Registered Student Organizations (RSOs), sporting events, live on campus, and participate in community internships). The overarching goal of IES is to prepare students for gainful employment after graduation.
Inclusive Education Services is a 42 unit, 2-year program. IES offers concentrations in Hospitality, Education, or Social Services. Student course loads will vary per semester and students will be enrolled in one or more inclusive classes each semester. Classes and campus experiences will occur in the Fall/Spring. During the second Spring semester, students will complete a community capstone internship experience. All students must meet the program requirements and complete the capstone internship before receiving the Professional Services Credential.
Internship Experience Coordinators work diligently to secure on-campus work experiences and connect with off-campus internship partners who will provide semester-long internship experiences for each student.
Each on-campus living community will have trained Residence Life staff available at all times to support emergency situations.
A team of Resource Facilitators will work with each student to connect with on-campus events and provide academic support.