Out-of-area sites are beyond a reasonable driving distance from the Ohio University Athens campus or one of its regional campuses. For example: Cleveland, Toledo, Cincinnati or Dayton.
Effective immediately, teacher candidates who plan to participate in professional internship in Fall 2015 and beyond and want to go out of area must submit a petition to the Patton College Credential Review and Candidate Progress Board. Out of Area approvals will be permitted for extenuating circumstances only. Financial circumstances, employment opportunities, and housing challenges are not considered extenuating circumstances.
Out-of-area placement requirements include:
- The student must have an overall GPA of 3.0
- The student must have a major GPA of 3.5
- The student must pay a $300 fee
If approved, a student may request a specific site within an area; however, the Office of Professional Internships in Teaching will determine the site and will contact the site to make arrangements.
Family and Consumer Sciences, Special Education, and Speech Therapy majors will be assigned only within the Athens commuting area.
Note: A student may not be placed in a school that he/she attended. A student may not be placed in a district where members of his/her immediate family are employed.