About the Program
RAM Scholars is an inclusive post-secondary program at CSU for adults with an intellectual disability. Scholars enroll in 2-3 classes per semester and learn side-by-side with CSU peers to develop skills for meaningful employment. They receive peer mentoring from students in the departments of Human Development and Family Studies, Occupational Therapy, and the College of Agriculture.
The current course of study for RAM Scholars focuses on specialized skills in the field of agriculture. Scholars enroll in CSU courses and have inclusive classroom experiences. Scholars also enroll in courses each semester that support academic success, independent living, and career exploration and preparation.
Course of study for Scholars:
- Ram Scholars Foundations Course
- Introduction to Agriculture Courses (e.g. Plant Sciences; Animal Sciences)
- Summer Internship at CSU’s ARDEC Facility
RAM Scholars Specifics
All RAM Scholars will also participate in workplace experiential activities, which may include: job shadowing, internships, paid employment at CSU or in the community.