Transition Prep

 

The Morris-Union Jointure Commission (MUJC) provides transition prep, which is a public school receiving program for students with unique learning needs who require specialized instruction designed to prepare them to transition to the least restrictive environment and community life.

  

Student Population

 

This program is designed to educate students with multiple disabilities, severe/cognitive impairments, social deficits, learning disabilities, and other disabilities requiring social, transitional and vocational instruction.

 

Program Overview

  • Maximum 12 students per class
  • Classroom teachers are highly qualified and certified in special education
  • Each classroom is supported by one teacher assistant
  • Speech, occupational, physical therapy, behavioral/counseling services may be contracted by the student’s district, if required
  • Behavioral supports designed to encourage and reinforce positive behavior
  • Extracurricular activities during school hours including intramural sports, scouts, school newspaper, yearbook, and community service
  • PARCC, DLM and transition assessments administered, in-house or in coordination with the sending district
  • Inclusion experiences in sending district available
  • Extended school year program available

Instructional Model

  • Strong academic based instructional program differentiated to provide individualized instruction across a continuum of learning activities
  • Academic and transition instruction will focus on providing authentic learning opportunities with the emphasis on the student’s ability to apply the learned knowledge and skills to everyday life activities
  • Continual assessment is built into the instructional model
  • Curriculum aligned with NJCCCS and Common Core Standards
  • Follows the frameworks of Universal Design for Learning and Understanding by Design
  • Technology infused learning
  • Collaborative learning opportunities and peer-related activities 
Curriculum
  • Academics - Curricula programs include SRA Language Arts, Reading Milestones, Edmark, Touch Math, Number Books, SRA Science, F.O.S.S., STEM, SRA Social Studies
  • Life Skills - Independent living skills, consumer skills
  • Transition/Pre-Vocational Classes - Preparation to pursue structured learning environment experiences
  • Community Based Instruction - Generalize skills in the community
  • Health and Physical Education - Aquatics, wellness, team sports, leisure
  • Fine Arts - Music and art appreciation
  • Organizational and Study Skills - Support strategies for students to become self-managed learners
Program Mission
 

Transition prep is a comprehensive educational program that emphasizes academic rigor, behavioral supports and transition planning in a challenging, engaging and supportive learning environment.  

 
Click HERE to view the MUJC Transition Prep flyer
 

Contacts

 

Dr. Julie Gardner, Principal
Developmental Learning Center-New Providence
330 Central Avenue, New Providence, NJ  07974
908-508-1345
jgardner@mujc.org

 

Denise Smallacomb, Assistant Superintendent
Morris-Union Jointure Commission
340 Central Avenue, New Providence, NJ  07974
908-464-7625 
dsmallacomb@mujc.org

 

 

 

CLOSE