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Teacher Credentialing Grant

REQUEST FOR GRANT APPLICATIONS
The Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) and the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) requested grant applications to support graduate coursework for high school teachers who need additional qualifications to teach college courses under the College Credit Plus program.

Please note: the application period is now closed.  

    Grant Application Information

    FAQ's

    Frequently Asked Questions - Updated 9/12/19

    For more information, please visit the Ohio Department of Education's Teacher Credentialing Grant Program page. Questions may also be emailed to CCPCompetitiveGrantSubmission@education.ohio.gov. 

    Professional Development Opportunities 

    Click on a topic below to see expanded information. 

    New Staff Workshops

    New Staff Workshops provide an overview of the entire College Credit Plus program for college and high school personnel engaged in managing CCP. 

    ​​​​​​New Staff Workshop Recording - Winter/Spring 2019

    Review the presentation slides or click on the section below for the recorded presention:
    Section Topics Presenter
    Section 1
    • Introductions
    • Resources
    • School Participation
    • Communication (Annual Notice, Information Session, Counseling Session)
    • Letter of Intent
    Larisa
    Section 2 
    New recording TBA
    • Delivery of courses
    • Student eligibility
     
    Section 3
    • Course eligibility
    • Counseling and Advising
    • Pre-term notice/Confirmation of enrollment
    • 30 credit maximum
    Laura

    Section 4

    • Textbooks & Supplies
    • Fiscal responsibilities
    • Funding application (homeschooled and private schools)
    Laura
    Section 5
    • State residency
    • Economically disadvantaged
    • FERPA
    • Athletic eligibility
    Wendy
    Section 6
    • High School graduation requirements
    • Final grades on transcripts
    • Weighting and class rank
    • Failures and withdrawals
    • Underperforming students
    • Satisfactory Academic Progress (financial aid)
    Laura

    Section 7

    • Early College High Schools
    • Pre-apprenticeship programs
    • Career Technical Centers
    • Homeschooled students
    • Out of state colleges
    • Transferring credits
    • Professional development
    • Contact information
    Larisa

     

    Columbus Open Houses & Regional Meetings

    NOTE: These College Credit Plus open houses are for secondary school and college/university staff to have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with ODHE/ODE staff about specific topics. Students should contact their school counselors for details on their annual Information Sessions or other meetings for College Credit Plus.

    Columbus Open Houses 

    Please email CCP@highered.ohio.gov to schedule for the following dates: 

    • Tuesday, October 22, 2019
    • Wednesday, November 20, 2019

    Regional Open Houses - TBA

     Fall 2019 Data Reporters Workshops

    This workshop ​​​​​​is primarily for college and university data reporters to receive an overview of data reporting through the College Credit Plus Data Portal and ODDEX. Please visit the links below for the recorded webinar and the presentation slides from the fall 2019 workshop. 
     

    Legislative Updates

    Please review the Legislative Summary (updated 10/28/19) for updates on legislation potentially affecting College Credit Plus for the current Ohio General Assembly (2019-2020).

    For information on the final version of the State Operating Budget for FY20-21 (HB166), please review the Budget Summary (updated 7/18/19).

    Guidance on Rules & Regulations

    Click on a topic below to see expanded information. 

    College Credit Plus Laws

    Graduation Requirements & Crosswalk Documents

    Funding Information

    Default Rates

    The College Credit Plus program default funding structure is established by Ohio Revised Code 3365.07. The CCP default amounts are based on the Per Pupil Foundation amount determined by Ohio’s General Assembly during the biennial budget process. These rates may change on an annual basis.

       

    Default Per-Credit Rates
    Based on Semesters

    Academic Year Per Pupil Foundation Amount

    Ceiling Rate
    Course delivered on the college campus
    (83% of Foundation divided by 30 credits)

    Mid-Level Rate
    Course delivered at the high school with faculty instruction
    (50% of ceiling rate)

    Floor Rate
    Course delivered at the high school, with credentialed teacher
    (25% of ceiling rate)

    2020-21 $6,020 $166.55 $83.28 $41.64
    2019-20 $6,020 $166.55 $83.28 $41.64
    2018-19 $6,020 $166.55 $83.28 $41.64
    2017-18 $6,010 $166.28  $83.14 $41.57

     

    Note: House Bill 49 (2017) clarified that the default ceiling payments under College Credit Plus shall not be more than the college’s or university’s standard tuition rate.

    Payment Reports

    Private/Home school vouchers

    Below the Floor Waiver Process 

    The chancellor has established a process for applying for waivers for alternative funding agreements below the floor.

    In lieu of an alternative funding – below the floor agreement, High School and College providers are encouraged to pursue other alternative funding agreements that provide cost savings opportunities, which include but are not limited to:

    • High School and College each agree to pay for a portion of the textbook costs (e.g., 50% by each partner, 70%/30%, etc.); • College pays for all textbook costs (or pays for books for students at the college campus, etc.);
    • College guarantees no textbook changes for a specific number of years;
    • College employs other low cost book options (i.e., Open Education Resources, older book editions);
    • College eliminates one-time access code software;
    • College provides an alternative funding agreement which lowers the cost of on campus or online coursework below the default ceiling (or below the standard tuition rate); and/or
    • College provides an alternative funding agreement for courses taught at the high school by a college employed faculty member to lower than the default rate (mid-level).

    A College or University may request consideration of an alternative funding – below the floor agreement if the partner school district demonstrates any of the following conditions:

    1. State declaration of fiscal watch, caution or emergency;
    2. Extreme extenuating circumstances, which could include natural disasters or other negative external influences that are outside of the district’s control.​​​​​

    Student Eligibility Information

    Ohio Revised Code Section 3365.03 provides standards for student eligibility to participate in College Credit Plus, as follows: 

    The student shall:

    (i) Apply to a public or a participating private college, or an eligible out-of-state college participating in the program, in accordance with the college's established procedures for admission, pursuant to section 3365.05 of the Revised Code;

    (ii) As a condition of eligibility, be remediation-free, in accordance with one of the assessments established under division (F) of section 3345.061 of the Revised Code. However, a student who scores within one standard error of measurement below the remediation-free threshold for one of those assessments shall be considered to have met this requirement if the student also either:

    (I) Has a cumulative high school grade point average of at least 3.0. If the student is seeking to participate under section 3365.033 of the Revised Code, the student must have an equivalent cumulative grade point average in the applicable grade levels.

    (II) Receives a recommendation from a school counselor, principal, or career-technical program advisor.

    (iii) Meet the college's and relevant academic program's established standards for admission, enrollment, and course placement, including course-specific capacity limitations, pursuant to section 3365.05 of the Revised Code.


    The Student Eligibility requirements went into effect for the 2018-2019 academic year, beginning with summer term for new students in the program. Please see the documents below for additional information.

    • Student Eligibility Process pdf (July 2019) - Provides a simplified flowchart for the Student Eligibility Process.  
    • Student Eligibility Flowchart (detailed version - October 2017pdf – Illustrates the step-by-step process for determining a student’s eligibility for College Credit Plus, admission into a college/university, and enrollment in college courses.
    • Student Eligibility Table pdf (Updated August 26, 2019) – Provides the allowable assessment exams, remediation-free threshold scores for eligibility, and conditional scores (standard error of measurement range) for eligibility.

    Underperforming Students - CCP Probation & Dismissal

    Rule 3333-1-65.13 went into effect starting summer term of the 2018-19 academic year, providing for a definition of underperforming students and regulations for probation and dismissal from the program. Please see the Guidance for Creating Policy & Sample Template Document, CCP Probation Dismissal Form, and rule summary (updated June 2019) for additional guidance, sample policy information, and sample student/parent form for the appeals process for CCP Probation and CCP Dismissal.

    In addition, we have developed a Probation Scenarios GPA Calculator excel spreadsheet to assist in calculating GPA’s.

    Course Eligibility 

    This rule went into effect starting summer term of the 2018-19 academic year, specifying which courses were eligible for funding under College Credit Plus. Please see the rule language and summary document (updated June 2019) for more information.

    Process for Chancellor Approval of Additional Courses

    The course eligibility rule provides opportunities for colleges to request Chancellor approval of the following:

    1. The chancellor annually may approve additional courses as level I courses if the chancellor determines that students participating in the college credit plus program would benefit from having access to those courses as level I courses. Any such approval shall take effect at the start of the following academic year. Please see the Level I Approval Process Guidance and Application Form for more information. Approved courses are posted to our webpage on an annual basis. (Guidance and Forms updated July 2019 for the 2020-2021 academic year)
    2. If a course described as “non-allowable” under the rule is part of a predetermined pathway or required sequence of courses leading to a certificate or degree, an institution of higher education, on behalf of one or more students who are enrolled in the institution through College Credit Plus and have shown progress on that pathway or sequence of courses through their previous coursework, may request the chancellor to allow payment for the course. Please see the Non-Allowable Approval Process Guidance and Application Form for more information. (Guidance and Forms updated July 2019 for the 2020-2021 academic year)

    Guidance for Grades, Grade Weighting & Tuition

    • Guidance for Grades & Tuition pdf (October 2018) This guidance document provides some examples of course outcomes for students in the College Credit Plus (CCP) program. Specifically, these examples address various issues including the fiscal responsibility for the course tuition, the option of repeating a course, and the Underperforming Student Rule.     

    Out of State Colleges

    Ohio Revised Code Chapter 3365 allows for "eligible out of state colleges" to participate in College Credit Plus. For out of state colleges interested in becoming College Credit Plus providers, please review the Out of State College Checklist. Then, download the Out of State College Inquiry Form and email the completed form to CCP@highered.ohio.gov.  


    Early College High Schools & Innovative Programs

    Click on a topic below to see expanded information.

    Early College High School Exemption Information

    To assist with data reporting, please review the recorded webinar and presentation from February 14, 2019. (Please note: the content on the webinar begins around the 8 minute mark.)

    Innovative Programs Waiver Information

    To assist with data reporting, please review the recorded webinar and presentation from February 14, 2019. (Please note: the content on the webinar begins around the 7 minute mark.)


    CCP Presentations

    Click on a topic below to see expanded information.

    Information Session Presentations - 2019-2020

    2019-2020 Information Session Presentations - Schools are encouraged to utilize these presentations during Information Sessions held between October 1, 2018 through February 15, 2019. Schools may add slides at the end of the file. Choose the appropriate file for your school below:

    Presentations by CCP Staff - 2019-2020


    Resources for School Counselors and College Coordinators

    The following documents were provided in a binder for attendees at the “New to College Credit Plus School Counselor and College Coordinator” workshops. Please visit this webpage regularly for updates.

    Click on a topic below to see expanded information.

    Professionals' Resource Guide (2019-2020 Academic Year)

    Intent to Participate Forms

    • Public School Students Intent Form - Public school students can simply fill out and give this form to their school counselor or principal.  
    • Homeschool & Nonpublic School Students - Please note that starting in 2020, the Intent to Participate Form will be part of the funding application. There will be no separate paper form. 

    Annual Notice to Students and Parents

    Ohio Revised Code 3365.04 and Ohio Administrative Code 3333-1-65.1 require secondary schools to provide notice to students in grades 6 through 11 about the College Credit Plus program. This notice is required to be sent to students and parents by February 1 each year via the school’s website and written communications generally distributed to students, such as course booklets, student assemblies, and information sessions.  

    The Professionals Resource Guide (pages 6-7) contains more details about the requirements of this notice. The Information Session Presentations linked above can be utilized for this purpose, along with the College Credit Plus overview document

    Sample Recommendation Form

    A sample Recommendation Form (Printable Interactive PDF pdf ) is available for Conditional Eligibility for the 2020-2021 academic year – (The use of this form is optional - colleges/universities may have their own forms) 

    CCP Library Resources

    Being enrolled in College Credit Plus means that students will be doing college-level research. How will the appropriate research materials be made available to them?

    The college or university in which the student is enrolled for College Credit Plus will provide the student with access to the research materials necessary to complete the course. Students should have access to materials available through the college’s or university’s library.

    You can also learn more about how students can use INFOhio's College Credit Plus Library Resources.

    The INFOhio site features different tabs for students, teachers, librarians, parents, and guidance counselors. Each tab contains search tools, helpful links, and checklists to make sure College Credit Plus students and teachers have the resources they need to meet the demands of College Credit Plus writing and research. OhioLINK tools are available to College Credit Plus participants affiliated with OhioLINK institutions. INFOhio electronic tools are offered free to Ohio PreK-12 schools, public and private, traditional and online.

    Athletic Eligibility

    Student Athletes must remain eligible in accordance with the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) bylaws, which require students to be passing five, one credit high school courses, or the equivalent per grading period, with the high school and college courses combined. Most College Credit Plus courses taken during a semester will equal one Carnegie unit (one high school credit), allowing students the opportunity to earn more than the required five for athletic eligibility. It is the student’s responsibility to arrange a method for obtaining a progress reports as needed with the college faculty in order to determine eligibility.

    For additional information, please review the Guidelines for Student Athletic Eligibility (April 2019) or contact the Ohio High School Athletic Association.


    CCP Data

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    Student SSID/UIN Numbers

    CCP data files do require either the CCP student’s SSID (for public school student) or UIN (for nonpublic or home school student) for submission. Higher Education institutions may submit files that include the student’s SSID/UIN and continue to try to obtain students’ appropriate number and submit additional files as the students’ numbers are provided.

    Only students/parents can request and receive the SSID/UIN number:

    • For public school students - Get your SSID by calling your school counselor or your district’s EMIS coordinator.

    • For nonpublic or home school students - Your UIN is located in the student’s award letter. Parents may obtain the letter by logging into their SAFE account and accessing their student’s application. For further help, call or email Wendy Casterline at Wendy.Casterline@education.ohio.gov or 614-728-5002.

    ODHE/ODE cannot give the number(s) to postsecondary institutions

    Student Matriculation Data

    The Ohio Department of Higher Education used HEI data to track a cohort of College Credit Plus students who matriculated to Ohio public colleges and universities.  Please review the following documents for additional information:


    CCP Branding

    Participating colleges and universities are welcome to download the College Credit Plus logo for use on their website. It can be found below.


    Contact Information

    For more information please contact: CCP@highered.ohio.gov


    Teacher Credentialing Information

    High school teachers wishing to teach college courses in the College Credit Plus program must be approved as an adjunct instructor by the college or university granting the college credit. The teacher should consult with the college or university to determine the qualifications necessary to teach a course. In general, requirements to teach general education courses include a master’s degree in the discipline or a master’s plus 18 graduate semester hours. Colleges and universities may require additional credentials depending on the subject area.

    Teachers are responsible for consulting with both the college granting the College Credit Plus credit and the college/university at which the teacher is enrolled for graduate hours.

    Click on a university below to see all of its information (right-click on email address to copy)

    Ashland University

    • Contact: Bernie Bannin, Director of Graduate, Online, & Adult Admissions, bbannin2@ashland.edu, (419) 289-5291; Kendra Wisdom, Academic Advising Supervisor, kwisdom@ashland.edu, (419) 207-5367.​​​​​(Updated on 7/22/19)

     

    ON CAMPUS

    ONLINE

    HYBRID

    OFF-SITE

    MA w/specialization in Teaching American History and Government

     

    X

     

     

    MA in Health and Risk Communication

     

    X

     

     

    Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction

     

    X

     

     

    Master of Arts in Corporate and Strategic Communication

     

    X

     

     

    Graduate courses in english to meet need

     

    X

     

     

    Graduate courses in communication to meet need

     

    X

     

     

    Bowling Green State University

    • Contact: Keith E. Ramsdell, Director of Graduate Enrollment, kramsde@bgsu.edu, (419) 372-2209 (Updated on 12/20/17)
      ON CAMPUS ONLINE HYBRID OFF-SITE

    Graduate Certificate in Political Science for Professionals and Educators

    X

     

     

     

    Graduate Certificate in Mathematics for Professionals and Educators

    X

     

    X

     

    Graduate Certificate in Biological Sciences for Professionals and Educators

    X

    X

    X

     

    Graduate Certificate in Spanish for Professionals and Educators

    X

    X

    X

     

    Graduate Certificate in History for Professionals and Educators

    X

    X

    X

     

    Graduate Certificate in College Writing: Theory and Practice

     

    X

     

     

    Cleveland State University

     

    ON CAMPUS

    ONLINE

    HYBRID

    OFF-SITE

    MS and MA in Mathematics

    X

     

     

     

    MS of Mathematics with Specialization in Applied Statistics

    X

     

     

     

    MA in English

    X

     

     

     

    Franklin University

    • Contact: David Kerr, Director of College Credit Plus, david.kerr@franklin.edu, (614) 947-6079 (Updated on 4/23/19)
      ON CAMPUS ONLINE HYBRID OFF-SITE
    Math   X X  
    English   X X  
    Social Science   X X  
    Business   X X  
    Computer Science   X X  

    Hiram College

    • Contact: Brittany Jackson, Assistant Director of Strategic Academic Initiatives and Study Away Coordinator, jacksonb1@hiram.edu, 330-569-5380    (Updated on 9/25/19)

     

    ON CAMPUS

    ONLINE

    HYBRID

    OFF-SITE

    English

    X

    X

    X

    X

    Biology

    X

    X

    X

    X

    History

    X

    X

    X

    X

    John Carroll University

      ON CAMPUS ONLINE HYBRID OFF-SITE
    MA in English X      
    MA in Biology X      
    MA in Mathematics X      
    Graduate courses in English, Biology to meet need X      
    Graduate content area program in Mathematics for teachers wishing to teach in CCP X      

    Kent State University

    • ContactGraduate Studies Office, gradapps@kent.edu, (330) 672-2661    (Updated on 11/14/17)

     

    ON CAMPUS

    ONLINE

    HYBRID

    OFF-SITE

    MA in Mathematics for Secondary Teachers

    X

     

     

     

    MA in History (History for Teachers)

    X

     

     

     

    MA in English (Concentration for Teachers)

    X

     

     

     

    Ohio Dominican University

     

    ON CAMPUS

    ONLINE

    HYBRID

    OFF-SITE

    Master of Arts in English

     

    X

     

     

    Graduate Coursework in English (18 hours)

     

    X

     

     

    Master of Business Administration

    X

    X

    X

     

    Otterbein University

    • ContactsBarbara Schaffner, Dean of the Graduate School, (614) 823-1735, bschaffner@otterbein.edu; Jeffrey Smith, Associate Professor in Mathematical Sciences, (614) 823-1623, jsmith@otterbein.edu    (Updated on 11/14/17)

     

    ON CAMPUS

    ONLINE

    HYBRID

    OFF-SITE

    Master of Arts in Educational Mathematics

    X

     

    X

     

    18 in 15 Program: Mathematics

    X

     

     

     

    Shawnee State University

     

    ON CAMPUS

    ONLINE

    HYBRID

    OFF-SITE

    MS Mathematical Sciences

     

    X

     

     

    University of Akron

     

    ON CAMPUS

    ONLINE

    HYBRID

    OFF-SITE

     Business Dual Enrollment Certificate  Program

    X

    X

    X

     

     English Dual Enrollment Credentialing Module 

     

    X

     

     

    University of Cincinnati

     

    ON CAMPUS

    ONLINE

    HYBRID

    OFF-SITE

    MA in Teaching English and Language Arts

    X

     

     

     

    Graduate Certificate for Teachers of English

    X

     

     

     

    Graduate Certificate for Teachers of History

    X

     

     

     

    Graduate Certificate for Teachers of French or Spanish

    X

     

     

     

    Graduate Certificate for Teachers of Mathematics

    X

     

     

     

    University of Findlay

     

    ON CAMPUS

    ONLINE

    HYBRID

    OFF-SITE

    English/Language Arts (6 courses)

     

    X

     

     

    Mathematics (6 courses)

     

    X

     

     

    MA in Professional Communication

     

    X

     

     

    University of Toledo

     

    ON CAMPUS

    ONLINE

    HYBRID

    OFF-SITE

    Master of Education and Science in Biology

    X

    X

     

     

    Master of Education and Science in Chemistry

    X

    X

     

     

    Master of Education and Arts in English (under development)

    X

    X

     

     

    Urbana University

    • Contact: David Kerr, Director of College Credit Plus, david.kerr@franklin.edu, (614) 947-6079 (Updated on 4/23/19)
      ON CAMPUS ONLINE HYBRID OFF-SITE
    Math   X X  
    English   X X  
    Foreign Language   X X  
    Social Science   X X  
    Natural Science   X X  
    Business   X X  
    Computer Science   X X  

    Wright State University

    • Contact: Barry Milligan, Interim Dean of the Graduate School, barry.milligan@wright.edu, (937) 775-2953    (Updated on 12/27/17)

     

    ON CAMPUS

    ONLINE

    HYBRID

    OFF-SITE

    MS in Teaching Earth Science

     

     

    X

     

    Teaching College Composition  

    X

    X

     

     

    MS in Applied Statistics

    X

     

     

     

    Master of Clinical Psychology

     

     

     

     

    Master of Arts in History

    X

     

     

     

    Advanced Studies

    X

    X

     

     

    Composition and Rhetoric High School Teacher Credentialing Program

    X

    X

     

     

    Earth and Environmental Sciences High School Teacher Credentialing Program

     

    X

     

     

    French Studies High School Teacher Credentialing Program

    X

    X

     

     

    History High School Teacher Credentialing Program

    X

    X

    X

     

    Mathematics and Statistics High School Teacher Credentialing Program

    X

    X

     

     

    Music High School Teacher Credentialing Program

    X

     

     

     

    Physics High School Teacher Credentialing Program

    X

     

     

     

    Sociology High School Teacher Credentialing Program

    X

    X

     

     

    Spanish High School Teacher Credentialing Program

    X