How long do I have to be employed by the ESC of Central Ohio to qualify for this program?
What is the delivery model for courses at Otterbein?
Hybrid. Both in-person and online.
Will the ESC provide technology for use during my degree program?
Yes, degree participants will be issued a laptop.
What courses are required to begin the Bachelor's Plus program?
Otterbein University will complete an individualized transcript audit to identify if courses are required prior to starting the Bachelor’s Plus Program.
What type of support is provided from Otterbein?
Personalized application assistance. Monthly virtual office hours
What type of support is provided by the ESC of Central Ohio?
The ESC will provide support in partnership with Otterbein. The ESC will hold monthly office hours to support employees.
Is there an employment commitment with the ESC of Central Ohio upon completing the degree pathway to Special Education licensure?
Yes, all employees that participate in this program are required to work for the ESC for 3 years after the completion of the degree program.
Will I be required to repay the ESC of Central Ohio if I do not fulfill the 3-year post-degree employment requirement of 3 years?
Yes, please review the agreement link.
What is the average timeline to complete the Bachelor’s Plus program?
Does the ESC cover any Otterbein application expenses?
Yes, the ESC provides funds to cover the application fee and transcript request.
Can I work on Otterbein coursework during my workday?
No, university coursework is to be completed after or before your 7.5-hour contract day.
Will I continue to get paid for my contracted ESC position while completing the coursework through Otterbein?
Yes, you will still get paid by the ESC for your contracted position.