Saint Joseph’s University

Saint Joseph University’s Pathways to Authentic College Experiences (PACE) program is a four-year certificate program for students with intellectual disabilities. The program offers Saint Joseph’s students an inclusive and supportive college experience, culminating in an Integrated Professional Studies certificate from the University. PACE offers an integrated education with individualized attention and positive outcomes from a trusted institution.

The mission of the PACE program is to provide an inclusive, authentic college experience for students with intellectual disabilities. We aim to provide academic, social, and vocational opportunities, to support students in attaining their personal and professional goals. Meaningful and gainful employment is important for college graduates, so the PACE program has a particular focus on supporting students in developing skills to obtain and retain employment.