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Franklin University Receives $885,000 Grant to Help Prepare College Credit Plus (CCP) Teachers in the State of Ohio

Contact:

Sherry Mercurio
Director of Public Relations
614.947.6581
Email: sherry.mercurio@franklin.edu

Columbus, OH (January 29, 2016)

Franklin University, one of the leading educators of working adults in central Ohio, has been awarded a grant in the amount of $885,000 from the Ohio Department of Education and Department of Higher Education. 

The grant, the largest awarded, was announced in December and provides funding to help high school faculty in Ohio receive the qualifications required to teach College Credit Plus courses, a statewide program that allows seventh-through-12th grade students to earn high school and college credit at the same time.

Graduate coursework will be available through Franklin University and Urbana University (acquired by Franklin University in 2014), in partnership with Columbus State Community College and the Educational Services Center of Central Ohio, to offer online, graduate coursework to fulfill College Credit Plus program requirements at no tuition cost to high school faculty through 2017 and reduced tuition through 2020. In addition, related coursework books will be available at a flat fee of $60 per credit hour.

Franklin will leverage its transformative teaching methods to offer these tuition-free, graduate-level courses to more than 125 high school teachers in Central and Western Ohio. Coursework will be available in the areas of business, computer science, and psychology and behavior sciences.

Participating high school faculty will begin taking courses at Franklin University and Urbana University beginning in March. When their training has been completed, this group of high school faculty will be able to teach college-level courses in their high school classrooms.

The College Credit Plus program is designed to allow secondary students to pick up credits by taking classes online, in their home school with a qualified teacher or on a college campus.

“Providing this funding for teacher credentialing will ultimately allow more students to take advantage of College Credit Plus, which is great news for students and families looking to save potentially thousands on the cost of a college education,” Ohio Department of Higher Education Chancellor John Carey said in a statement. “And having more teachers in our high schools with these qualifications helps secure a strong future for the College Credit Plus program.”

For more information on the offerings available through Franklin University, visit: http://teachccp.franklin.edu   
For more information on the offerings available through Urbana University, visit: http://teachccp.urbana.edu  

About Franklin University

Accredited, nonprofit and dedicated to educating adults since 1902, Franklin provides onsite course options at over 25 Midwest locations and is an innovator in providing personalized online education. The University offers applied in-demand undergraduate, master’s and doctorate programs that enable adult learners to achieve their educational and professional goals. The University also offers several academic programs internationally, including its top-ranked MBA, through agreements with partner institutions.

Franklin University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and holds specialized accreditations for specific academic programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

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