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Advanced Standing

In general, Teacher Candidates must be admitted to Advanced Standing before taking any education courses numbered 3000 or above. Typically, Teacher Candidates apply for Advanced Standing at the end of the second semester of the second year. The requirements for Advanced Standing are specific to the undergraduate degree, and this information can be found in the Ohio University Undergraduate Catalog for each degree. 

Please see below for information about specific requirements for students to complete upon receiving Advanced Standing, information about the OHIO Teach Cleveland internship program, and  links to the comprehensive guidebook and recommended OAE schedules.

Two Requirements for All Teacher Candidates upon Receiving Advanced Standing

  • All Teacher Candidates who have received Advanced Standing status must fill out the Intent to Enroll Form. Advanced Standing status is required to be eligible to complete a Professional Internship. If you have any questions, please contact Kathleen Haskell at haskellk@ohio.edu.
    • Any Teacher Candidate who is interested in participating in an internship experience in an urban educational setting may apply to the OHIO Teach Cleveland program. See below for more information. 
  • Please remember that all BCI/FBI background checks are valid for one year, so Teacher Candidates are responsible for securing updated reports prior to the expiration date of their previous background check to be able to continue in their clinical experiences. For those students on the Athens campus, these can be obtained at Bobcat Depot, located on the 1st floor of Baker Center. Teacher Candidates will be notified of receipt of the reports and sent a scanned copy via email, and then instructed to pick up their paper copies to keep for their own records. Any Teacher Candidate who does not have a current BCI/FBI report, or who has an expired report, will not be permitted to enter partnering schools to complete clinical experiences.
    • Both BCI/FBI reports must be mailed directly from the fingerprinting agency to: 
      • Attn: Debra Fanning 
        The Patton College of Education Student Affairs 
        103 McCracken Hall 
        Athens, OH 45701 

    • For graduate students with clinical experiences that require BCI/FBI background checks, please have your report mailed directly from the fingerprinting agency to: 

      • Attn: Ramona Mott 
        The Patton College of Education Student Affairs 
        103 McCracken Hall 
        Athens, OH 45701

    • Please note the code(s) you will need to use when requesting a BCI/FBI background check which are specific by program:

OHIO Teach Cleveland

Any Teacher Candidate who is interested in participating in an internship experience in an urban educational setting may apply to the OHIO Teach Cleveland program. To apply for the OHIO Teach Cleveland program, students must:

  • Be in the third year of a teacher preparation program
  • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Submit an application essay
    • Guidance for the application essay can be found here

For more information about the OHIO Teach Cleveland program, please reach out to Marcy Keifer Kennedy at keiferm1@ohio.edu.

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