Bear POWER (Promoting Opportunities for Work, Education, and Resilience), a program in the College of Education, is for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This program follows high school graduation. Students earn a non-degree certificate after completing this two year, five semester program. After graduation, Bear POWER students will be ready to find a job … [Read more...] about Where in the World is Chase? Learning about Bear POWER!
Bear POWER students are excited to be back on campus as they prepare to start Fall 2020 internships this week. Students will be working in departments across campus, as well as non-profits and businesses throughout the Springfield Community. Thank you to our dedicated staff member Angie Sachse, Internship Supervisor, for the work she is doing to ensure internship placements, … [Read more...] about Bear POWER – Fall 2020 Update
Echoing Missouri State University (M.S.U.), Bear POWER wants to wish everyone a healthy upcoming semester. We all handle and maneuver this time differently, please take time to be gentle with yourself; difficult emotions are likely to rise up which is a normal reaction. The Missouri State Counseling Center is a great resource for you during this time. We look forward to having … [Read more...] about Missouri State Bear P.O.W.E.R. – Promoting Opportunities for Work Education and Resilience
October is a month that highlights several heritage, pride, and awareness observances – including Disability Awareness Month and Down Syndrome Awareness Month. MSU’s first cohort of Bear POWER (Promoting Opportunities for Work, Education and Resilience) students began in January of 2019. The Bear POWER mission is, “To effectively utilize existing campus and community … [Read more...] about Consider this…Bear POWER
Take a moment to get to know Mallory Jones, a Bear Power mentor. Bear POWER (Promoting Opportunities for Work, Education and Resilience) at Missouri State University is a two year, five semester inclusive college program for individuals with intellectual disabilities. The program that was created to offer a post-secondary education opportunity to students with Intellectual and … [Read more...] about Spotlight On Mallory Jones – Bear POWER Student Mentor