Program Summary

The EXCEL Program at Bridgewater State University (BSU) is a fully-inclusive postsecondary program for young adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. Students in the EXCEL program share the same experiences as BSU undergraduate students in the areas of academics, socialization, professional development, self-advocacy and independent living. The EXCEL Program offers three options for participation. With supports in place, BSU EXCEL students enroll in courses, take part in internships, socialize with peers and participate in campus clubs and activities.

Position Summary

An Education Coach provides individualized supports to students with disabilities in the BSU EXCEL program. Working 1:1 with EXCEL program students, Education Coaches foster growth toward independence, help develop daily living skills, promote students’ self-determination, and track progress using program evaluation tools. EXCEL Education Coaches receive training and ongoing support from program staff.

Essential Duties

  • Attend and support EXCEL student in classes
  • Attend and support EXCEL student in internships
  • Collaborate with student and program staff at weekly check-in meetings
  • Assist student in utilizing campus resources
  • Provide ongoing academic support (i.e. study skills, scheduling, organization and planning during academic year)
  • Complete program data collection forms
  • Participate in program activities and events
  • Work Environment

An Education Coach must be prepared to spend an active day traveling around campus and accompanying the program student to class, internships, meetings, etc.


Monday – Friday, 19.75 hours per week around 4-5 hours per day

Interested parties, please contact: Lisa Anderson at 508-531-1931 or