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Transition Education at McDaniel

Transition Education at McDaniel
McDaniel College
Transition Education at McDaniel
1601 Washington Rd.
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.

Public or private: Public
Type of school: 2-year community college or junior college
Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? No
Students in this program: Are still enrolled in high school
Number of students: 4
School district or agency partner: Carroll County Public Schools
Contact person: Mary Pat Dye
Deadline to apply to this program: None
Requirements for admission to this program:
  • At least 18 years old
  • Student must be a resident of the state where the program is located
  • Student must be enrolled in a particular school system/local educational agency
    • Must have completed 4 years of high school and working towards a Maryland High School Certificate of Program Completion
    • Must be able to adapt to the campus environment
    • Must be able to navigate the campus independently
    • Must be DORS eligible
    • Must have some work experience
    • Must have a Maryland ID Card
    • Must have a Social Security Card
Accepts out-of-state students?: No
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
Program length: 1 year
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Percent of students applying who are admitted: 100%
Retention rate: 0%
Cost of the program: There are no costs for tuition, fees or room and board. Students enrolled in the TE@M Program are working towards a Certificate of Program Completion and are entitled to services through the year of their 21st birthday.
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
Scholarships available:

Students are enrolled in Carroll County Public Schools and are entitled to services through the year of their 21st birthday.

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
Information on special classes:

Classes are taught by a Special Educator, Speech Pathologist and an instructor from The Arc. Classes include: Reading & Written Language, Financial Literacy, Self-Determination, Communication & Social Skills, and Career & Employment Resource Planning.

Time spent only with other students in this program: All of the time
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 2%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 0%
We offer the following specialized credentials:


Housing is provided to students: No
Students participate in student organizations on campus: No
Proportion of time spent only with other students in this program: 25%
Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations:


Last updated: Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 15:10