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Transition Education at McDaniel

Transition Education at McDaniel
McDaniel College
Transition Education at McDaniel
2 College Hill
Westminster, MD 21157
Program Contact Mary Pat Dye
Phone 410.751.3953

This program is a partnership between Carroll County Public Schools, McDaniel College and The Arc Carroll County. The program combines classroom instruction with work-based learning opportunities on the grounds of McDaniel College. It is designed for students with a high level of independence since they must be able to navigate the college campus independently. Classroom instruction focuses on reading & written language, financial literacy, communication & social skills, self-determination, and Career & Employment Resource Planning. Current job placements include: food service, conference services, theatre department, mailroom, and purchasing.

Program information submitted: March 11, 2021

Public or private: Public
Type of school: 4-year college or university
Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? No
Students in this program: Are still enrolled in high school
Number of students: 5
School district or agency partner: Carroll County Public Schools
Contact person: Mary Pat Dye
Program serves students who have left high school? Yes, all of our students have left high school
Regular H.S. diploma required? No, an IEP/non-standard diploma/certificate of attendance is accepted
Deadline to apply to this program: None
Criteria for admission
  • Age range: 18 -21
Accepts out-of-state students?: No
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
Program length: Varies from student to student
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Acceptance rate for the most recent fall term 5.00%
Retention rate for first year students from the previous academic year to the current one 100.00%
Average student tuition and fees for the current school year $0.00
Average out-of-state tuition, current year $0.00
Room and board: $0.00
Program fees: $0.00
Cost of the program:
Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? We are not a CTP, and have no plans to become one.
Students pay for the program in the following ways:
  • Local School District funds
Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities): Students do not take typical college courses
Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Are students in this program able to access support services through your IHE disability services office? No
Information on special classes: Academic Skills for the Workplace, Self-Determination, Financial Literacy, Career & Employment Resource Planning, Communication & Social Skills, Customized Career Exploration, and Work-Based Learning Experiences
Percentage of academic time spent only with other students in this program: About half the time
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: MSDE Certificate of Program Completion
Is the credential IHE-approved? Awarded by program, not officially recognized by the IHE
Other career development activities are:
  • Volunteer work
We offer the following specialized credentials: Students participate in work-based learning experiences in the following areas: post office, risk management, conference services, environmental services, food service, theatre
Does this program have a working partnership with VR to provide funding, supports and/or services to students in the program? Yes
Housing is provided to students: No
Students participate in student organizations on campus: No
Proportion of social time spent only with other students in this program: None of the time