The Division of Education, in collaboration with North Canton City Schools, houses the Transition U program in the Hannon Center. The program is specifically designed for students ages 18-22 with cognitive/multiple disabilities who have completed social graduation with North Canton City Schools. This unique collaboration allows participants to have a real college experience with their same-age peers, from matriculation to receiving a college ID. Walsh education majors work with the Transition U staff and students in a variety of ways.
“If you asked any great teacher what their dream curriculum would be, it would be one designed around their students’ needs,” said a recent Walsh graduate who completed his student teaching with the Transition U program. “That is precisely what we did. Working with each student in the Transition U program was truly the best possible learning scenario for me and it has changed how I think and what I do each time I step into a classroom.”