The Hamilton County ESC and the University of Cincinnati have partnered to offer a graduate reading endorsement cohort to be supported by funding from the 2012-2014 TeachOhio Grant. This initiative was organized in response to the Third Grade Guarantee. Candidates were nominated by their districts according to their specific needs and priority was given to applicants from Race to the Top districts. Approximately 40 qualifying candidates, representing 17 districts across the region, began their coursework in January of 2013. Candidates will finish their 18 hours of coursework as well as fulfill all practical field experience requirements within 12 months.

Additional TeachOhio funds will support reading endorsement candidates at Shawnee State University.
Questions regarding this grant initiative can be directed to:

Kathy Thornton, Project Coordinator TeachOhio
Nicole Dietrich, Project Consultant TeachOhio