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The Ohio Deans Compact awards incentive grants through a competitive request for application (RFA) process open to Ohio institutions of higher education. With the aim of better preparing educators to more effectively improve results for learners with diverse needs, two incentive grant priority areas call for the innovative redesign of educator preparation programs: Priority 1 focuses on merged/blended teacher preparation program development; and 2) Priority 2 involves educational leadership preparation redesign.

In 2013, an initial round of grants was awarded under Priority 1 to support the development of dual licensure models of preparation. Two years later, the Compact provided a second round of awards in this priority area, allowing institutions to adopt or adapt one of the dual licensure models developed through the initial round of incentive grant work. Dual licensure models have been designed at the undergraduate and graduate levels to result in candidates who are eligible to receive both a general education content area credential and an intervention specialist credential within already established time frames. 

The work of institutions funded in 2015 through Priority 2 involves the incorporation of course content related to collaborative and inclusive practices in educational leadership preparation programs, or the overhaul of an administrator preparation program to foster inclusive instructional leadership practice within the credit-hour constraints of the current traditional program.

More information about the institutions engaged in Priority 1 & 2 Incentive Grant efforts appears below.

Steve Kroeger's Comic Strip About Developing a Dual Licensure Program: It's No Joke!


Compact News & Notes

June 6 Luncheon

Join us at The Conference Center at OCLC in Dublin for a special luncheon meeting of the Compact.

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New Incentive Grants

The Ohio Deans Compact on Exceptional Children is calling for applications to implement sustainable improvements in Ohio’s personnel preparation system for teachers and administrators, and contribute to...

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Incentive Grantees (IG) Final Report Submission

Ohio Dean Compact Incentive Grantees are required to complete a final report at the end of the project. 

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Quarterly Meeting Highlights

Ohio Deans Compact December 2018

Learn more about March’s featured speaker, Mara Sapon-Shevin, Ed.D., and her presentation Preparing Teacher Educators for Inclusiveness & Social Justice

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2019-2020 Meeting Dates

For a complete list of the Ohio Deans Compact meeting dates, click here.

All meetings to be held at The Conference Center at OCLC, Dublin

Compact News & Notes

June 6 Luncheon

Join us at The Conference Center at OCLC in Dublin for a special luncheon meeting of the Compact.

Learn more & register »

New Incentive Grants

The Ohio Deans Compact on Exceptional Children is calling for applications to implement sustainable improvements in Ohio’s personnel preparation system for teachers and administrators, and contribute to...

Learn more »

Incentive Grantees (IG) Final Report Submission

Ohio Dean Compact Incentive Grantees are required to complete a final report at the end of the project. 

Click here to submit

~ Ohio Deans Compact ~

Improving the capacity of teacher education, educational leadership, and related services personnel preparation programs in Ohio to better prepare educators to effectively teach and support every child through collaborative inquiry, meaningful partnership, and collective action.