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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 Julie Koontz
Program Contact Email
Phone 410-751-3953
Website Program website

The Carroll County Public Schools Transition Connections Academy is dedicated to empowering young adults with disabilities so they will be self-directed individuals, responsible citizens,
autonomous communicators, and active participants in their community and workplace.
We recognize and value individuality and focus on nurturing the unique gifts and talents each of our students have to offer.

Our mission is to provide relevant academic instruction, authentic vocational experiences, and to build strong community partnerships so our students are prepared with the skills they will need
to face the challenges of the future

On the campus of McDaniel College, TE@M is designed for students with a high level of independence. The program focuses on academic and social skills instruction and career development.

Program information submitted: January 27, 2023

Public or private: Private
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: 8
School district or agency partner: Carroll County Public Schools
Contact person: Julie Koontz
Criteria for admission
  • Age range: 18 - 21
  • Students have completed 4 years of high school. Student's attend based on the determination of the IEP Team.
Accepts out-of-state students? No
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
  • Multiple Disabilities
Program length: Varies from student to student
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%
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
Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? No
Students pay for the program in the following ways:
  • Local School District funds
Students enrolled in this program take the following types of inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities): Students do not take typical college courses
More about course access: At this time the courses students are enrolled in are offered by the Carroll County Public Schools. They currently are not enrolled in courses offered by McDaniel College.
Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Information on special classes: Students participate in the following courses provided by Carroll County Public Schools: Academic Skills for the Workplace; Self-Determination; Career & Employment Resource Planning; Communication & Social Skills; Customized CAreer Exploration; and a Work-Based Experience.
Percentage of academic time spent in inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities): 0%
Do all students in this program enroll in at least one inclusive college/university course for credit or audit each semester? No
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Maryland Certificate of Program Completion
Is the credential approved by the college/university? Awarded by program, not officially recognized by the IHE
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 0%
Other career development activities are:
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 25%
Additional information about career development and work experience: Students participate in courses to provide students with career exploration and planning. The students participate in a work-based learning experience on campus.
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
Percentage of social time spent in inclusive activities (open to all students on campus): 1-24%