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The College Credit Plus (CCP) program was established by the Ohio Legislature to provide high school students the opportunity to earn transcripted college credit while pursuing their high school degree. The Higher Learning Commission requires that instructors teaching dual enrollment courses have the same credentials and qualifications as faculty on the campus and must thus meet the following Ohio Board of Higher Education faculty qualifications:
Faculty members teaching general education courses must hold a master’s degree in the discipline or a master’s degree and a cohesive set of at least 18 semester credit hours of graduate coursework relevant to the discipline. Individuals who are making substantial progress toward meeting the faculty credentialing requirements and who are mentored by a faculty member who does meet the minimum credentialing requirements may serve as instructors while enrolled in a program to meet credentialing requirements. Examples of such individuals include graduate teaching assistants (GTAs), adjunct faculty members and dual enrollment faculty members.
To assist high school teachers in obtaining the required faculty credentials, Wright State applied for and was awarded a grant from the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) to make more credential coursework accessible online. And, for qualified high school teachers, tuition scholarships will be available as long as funding is available.
Wright State is offering graduate credential programs in the following content areas:
Currently employed high school teachers in Ohio school districts who are pursuing credentials to teach CCP courses are eligible to apply for the Wright State CCP Teacher Scholarships. These scholarships provide full tuition dollars (up to the maximum 18/19 graduate credit hours) for teachers enrolled in one of Wright State's credential programs. Interested teachers must be admitted as CCP Credential program graduate students and must be pursuing a course of study designed to meet the State of Ohio standards for CCP teachers.
High school teachers who are interested in one of the available credential programs should carefully follow these steps:
- Go the Credential Program of interest as listed above.
- Read requirement to determine eligibility.
- Please apply through Wright State's Graduate School. The options for applying to the CCP certificate and credential programs are in the online application.
- Once the application is active again, submit completed application, with all required documents, as listed in the program, to Wright State's Graduate School.
- Each program's academic department reviews applications and makes the admissions decision.
- Scholarship awards will be determined after the admissions decision is rendered. Notification will be mailed.
How do I apply?
Fill out the CCP High School Teacher Credential program application form and return that form to the Wright State Graduate School (344 in the Student Union). The administrative portion of the application must also be filled out and signed by the appropriate school administrator. A transcript showing a master's degree is required, and each credential program requires additional documentation. See program requirements listed under the credential program of interest.
Is there an application fee for the scholarship?
There is no application fee and the credential applications application is also the scholarship application.
Is the scholarship renewable? For how long?
The scholarship can be renewed every semester of enrollment in the CCP Credential program. (Funding ends on June 30, 2017.) If a student stops out at any time there is no guarantee that scholarship funds will be available upon their return. Renewal each semester is contingent upon maintaining a satisfactory GPA (3.0 or better) and adequate progress towards the certificate or program of study as determined by a program adviser.
Is the scholarship available for any graduate program?
This scholarship applies only to currently employed high school teachers who are taking a College Credit Plus Credential program certificate specifically designed to provide College Credit Plus teaching credentials. The Credential programs currently included are:
- Composition and Rhetoric
- Earth and Environmental Sciences
- French Studies
- Mathematics and Statistics
- Sociology: Diversity and Social Inequality Program
Can the scholarship be used for graduate online courses?
Yes, this scholarship can be used for CCP Credential program courses whether those courses are face-to-face or on-line courses, or a combination of both, (generally referred to as "hybrid.")
Do I need to reapply for the scholarship?
Students who are receiving the scholarship do not need to reapply for subsequent semesters unless they stop out for a semester, as funding may no longer be available when they wish to return. Students who are in active status will continue to receive the scholarship every semester as long as funding is available. Funding for this scholarship ends on June 30, 2017.