Pathway Sequential Program in Learning and Life Skills
Using the resources of a world-class learning environment at UCLA, Pathway's aim is to help young adults with intellectual and other developmental disabilities prepare to lead productive lives in their communities. We believe that everyone has the right to realize his or her possibilities through higher education and lifelong learning. Pathway supports our students so they have a high quality educational experience within the UCLA community to foster learning, establish friendships, build self-confidence and work towards achieving their goals.
Pathway uses a "learn by doing" approach. Our curriculum is based on a well-rounded liberal arts education, including the arts, sciences and humanities in combination with opportunities to develop essential skills for living independently and future employment. Pathway promotes self-advocacy and uses individualized support to accommodate the different learning styles of students with intellectual and other developmental disabilities.
The expected results for Pathway students are:
1. Enhanced Academic Skills: Expand academic skills, to set a foundation for lifelong learning.
2. Career Development: Identify career goals and participate in activities that support future employment.
3. Independence: Achieve an increased level of independence and participation in community activities.
4. Social Competence: Increase social competence by developing personal social and work relationships.
5. Self-Advocacy: Practice self-advocacy and self-determination in academic and daily living.
6. Healthy Living: Assess one's own health needs, and actively engage in a healthy lifestyle.
7. Self-Enrichment: Pursue self-enrichment activities that match personal goal.
Each student must create a portfolio before graduating from the program. An advisor will help students put together their portfolio in creative ways. The portfolio can be something written, a video, a recording, art work, a lecture, or performance. The portfolio is intended to show the interests, skills and accomplishments of the individual over their course of study in the Pathway program.
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Student must complete and additional two courses of independent study.
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