Franklin County Exchange of Services
The College of Education and Human Ecology, along with the Franklin County Superintendents Association and the Franklin County Teachers Associations, has maintained a long-standing Exchange of Services Agreement which allows the college to place clinical candidates in Franklin County schools.
In exchange for these clinical field placements, the college provides professional development services to the school districts. Professional development is defined as fee authorizations that can be used for on-campus tuition in appropriate career-related coursework, or in customized courses delivered to school district buildings. School districts team with Ohio State faculty to customize graduate level coursework for their licensed staff.
Professional development credit is also earned by faculty or graduate students conducting research within the Franklin County school districts.
The Office of Educator Preparation helps faculty and graduate students as they seek research sites in Franklin County schools. The districts that participate as research sites earn fee authorizations. Faculty and students are asked to follow research requesting procedures as outlined by the college's Office of Research.