The Office of Educator Preparation has strong ties to the community, schools and agencies. Services provided by the office include professional development and the administration of the Exchange of Services agreement that includes clinical field placements, professional development, and the facilitation of research within Franklin County school districts.
The College of Education and Human Ecology (EHE), along with the Franklin County Superintendent's Association and the Franklin County Teacher's Associations have maintained a long-standing Master 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 the district with fee authorizations which can be used for general and instructional fees in appropriate career-related coursework on campus.
Professional Development is offered to school districts and agencies in the form of workshops and credit bearing courses. These workshops and courses are developed in collaboration and are based on district/agency needs. Employees register on-site and courses are delivered at locations within the district or agency. Frequently requested courses include: reading endorsement; TESOL endorsement; and diversity/culture issues.
Fee authorizations are also earned by the district when faculty or graduate research is conducted in Franklin County schools and is facilitated through EHE's Office of Research. Information about fee authorizations is available on the Franklin County Exchange of Services page.