The University of Findlay’s College of Education has earned an Ohio Educator Preparation Program Performance Grant, funded through Ohio’s Race to the Top grant from the United States Department of Education.
UF will receive $162,500 to support educator preparation initiatives at the institution. The award is based on the University’s score of 21.6842 in the evaluation process; the mean score of all Ohio educator preparation programs was 14.3935.
The University ranked more highly than many of its peers because of its excellence in academics; innovative teaching strategies; and value-added components such as placing students in the field early and often. In addition, student teacher surveys, which measure perceptions of the preparation program, were taken into consideration in the ranking.
“We are very proud of our educator preparation program. The recognition the College of Education received validates the good work we do at The University of Findlay in the areas of excellence, innovation, field experience and the value-added measures of our alumni,” said Julie McIntosh, Ed.D., dean of the College of Education.