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ESC of Central Ohio Central Office background check services reopened on Thursday, June 25, 2020. Background check and fingerprinting services are currently limited for educational personnel only, regardless of employer. This service is available by appointment only. Learn More

Special Education | Professional Development

Special Education | Professional Development

Central Ohio Special Education Administrators (COSEAS)
COSEAS provides updated information on a variety of topics such as ESSA, IDEA, funding, prevention and intervention frameworks, focus monitoring, among others.

Crisis Prevention and Intervention Training
The ESC offers crisis prevention and intervention training to teach safety and security for students and staff when addressing a continuum of behavioral issues.

Customized Special Education PD
The ESC provides professional development specially designed for your staff on a variety of topics related to special education.
 
Emerging Special Education Leaders
The Emerging Special Education Leaders is a training academy designed for new and aspiring special education administrators.

Highly Qualified Teacher (HQT) Courses
Designed for special education intervention specialists in grades 7-12, these facilitated, self-paced courses provide teachers with a flexible and convenient opportunity to accumulate the required 45 hours of training required to meet the designation as Highly Qualified Teacher.
 
Ohio University (OHIO) was awarded a Teacher Quality Partnership Grant in partnership with the ESC allowing both entities to enhance the quality of OHIO’s special education teacher preparation program, which will improve the academic achievement of K-12 students. The program will result in a redesigned teacher residency in OHIO’s special education preparation program for learners, and development of a two-year induction program, in partnership with the ESC, for new special education teachers. The specific focus of the partnership is to look at training and mentoring special education teachers to deliver effective STEM and computer science teaching to students.

Specialized On-Site Support Team
The SOS Team will help build the capacity of teachers, counselors and administrators who are tasked with developing programs for students needing intense individualized academic and behavioral supports by providing comprehensive, integrated professional development.

STACK Institute
The STACK Summer Institute is a five-day summer training program for professionals who work with students on the autism spectrum during the school year.