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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

White Paper

Click here for a downloadable copy of the white paper on the state of educator preparation in Ohio, authored by Drs. Elena Andrei (Cleveland State University), Kristall Day (Ohio Dominican University), and Jennifer Ottley (Ohio University).

6th Annual Statewide Conference

We are pleased to announce the Ohio Deans Compact 6th Annual Statewide Conference!

January 23, 24, 25, 2019
The Conference Center at OCLC
Dublin, OH

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Call for Proposals

All Ohio Deans Compact members are invited to submit a concurrent session proposal. 

Click to submit a proposal »

Poster Sessions

All Incentive Grantees will showcase the work they are engaged in through the Ohio Deans Compact.

Submit information about your poster session »

You can also view the Display Board dimensions here »

Quarterly Meeting Highlights

Ohio Deans Compact September 2018

Learn more about September’s featured speaker, Etta Hollins, PhD, and her approach to rethinking and redesigning teacher preparation programs

Learn more »

Compact News & Notes

White Paper

Click here for a downloadable copy of the white paper on the state of educator preparation in Ohio, authored by Drs. Elena Andrei (Cleveland State University), Kristall Day (Ohio Dominican University), and Jennifer Ottley (Ohio University).

6th Annual Statewide Conference

We are pleased to announce the Ohio Deans Compact 6th Annual Statewide Conference!

January 23, 24, 25, 2019
The Conference Center at OCLC
Dublin, OH

Click to learn more and register »

Call for Proposals

All Ohio Deans Compact members are invited to submit a concurrent session proposal. 

Click to submit a proposal »

Poster Sessions

All Incentive Grantees will showcase the work they are engaged in through the Ohio Deans Compact.

Submit information about your poster session »

You can also view the Display Board dimensions here »

~ 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.