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Leadership & Career Studies

Leadership & Career Studies
Temple University
Leadership & Career Studies
1755 N. 13th Street
Room 411S
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Program Contact Titania Boddie
Email tboddi01@temple.edu
Phone 215.204.3916
Website http://www.temple.edu/instituteondisabilities

Leadership & Career Studies (L&CS) is a four-year inclusive college experience at Temple University for both young adults with intellectual disabilities and young adults who are on the autism spectrum.  L&CS provides students with an authentic college experience developing academic abilities, career aspirations, and independence .L&CS students are fully included in the variety of student activities, organizations, and clubs on the vibrant, urban campus at Temple University, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Leadership & Career Studies is administered by the Institute on Disabilities, Pennsylvania’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities that is part of the College of Education at Temple University. Students of Leadership & Career Studies are fully integrated into the fabric of campus life as Temple University students. Students enroll in undergraduate and continuing education courses while developing employment skills and exploring career options. Students participate in the wide variety of student activities, cultural events, club sports, and student organizations available to all Temple students. Prior to students beginning their experience at Temple University, an individual academic plan is developed with each student. This plan details the student’s goals and objectives in the areas of Academics, Career Development, Independent Living, and Social Connections. Each Leadership & Career Studies student is matched with a team of  Temple University student coaches. Coaches support students in accessing the university’s rich resources. Current Temple students in good standing are recruited, hired, trained, and supervised by Leadership & Career Studies staff at the Institute on Disabilities to serve as effective and supportive mentors. Coaches support students as they participate in academic, recreational, and social activities. Students participate in a variety of employment experiences based on their preferences and develop the skills necessary for employment in their preferred field. All of these work opportunities are geared to support each student in obtaining competitive integrated employment consistent with the individual student’s desired employment goals. Graduates leave the program with an electronic portfolio, resume, and the skills and resources necessary to find competitive integrative employment. Upon completion of the four-year program, graduates receive a certificate of completion from the Institute on Disabilities, through the College of Education at Temple University.

Program information submitted: February 26, 2021

General
Public or private: Public
Type of school: 4-year college or university
Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? Yes
Students in this program:
  • Have graduated or exited from high school
  • Are still enrolled in high school
Number of students: 31
Requirements
Program serves students who have left high school? Yes, all of our students have left high school
Regular H.S. diploma required? Yes, a regular high school diploma or GED is required
Criteria for admission
  • Age range: 18-26
Accepts out-of-state students?: No
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
Program length: 4 years
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Acceptance rate for the most recent fall term 100.00%
Retention rate for first year students from the previous academic year to the current one 100.00%
Cost
Average student tuition and fees for the current school year $18357.00
Additional costs:
Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? Yes
Students pay for the program in the following ways:
  • Private pay (student and family)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Funds
  • Scholarships
  • Federal Financial Aid
  • Medicaid Waiver or Day Habilitation funds
Academic
Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities):
  • Typical college courses for credit
  • Typical college courses for audit
Are students in this program able to access support services through your IHE disability services office? Yes
Percentage of academic time spent only with other students in this program: About 75% of the time
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Certificate of Completion through Temple University, Institute on Disabilities and College of Education
Is the credential IHE-approved? Awarded by program, not officially recognized by the IHE
Employment
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 40%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 0%
Does this program have a working partnership with VR to provide funding, supports and/or services to students in the program? Yes
Housing
Housing is provided to students: No
Extracurricular
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Proportion of social time spent only with other students in this program: None of the time