New Education Agreement Between UC and Cincinnati State

The University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati State Technical and Community College have reached an agreement that will enable students who begin their studies of middle school education at Cincinnati State to transfer to UC's bachelor's degree program in that field.

The agreement is intended to address a critical need for middle school educators in Ohio.

"There's an incredible shortage of teachers, particularly in urban areas, and this agreement will create opportunities and pathways to meet those needs," said Lawrence J. Johnson, Dean of the University of Cincinnati College of Education. 

 "This partnership responds to a public need for middle school educators.  It enables Cincinnati State students interested in middle school teaching careers to make a seamless transition from the community college to the university," said Rayma Smith, Dean of the Humanities and Sciences Divisions at Cincinnati State.

After completing two years at Cincinnati State in the Middle Childhood Education curriculum and maintaining at least a 2.8 grade point average, students will be eligible to apply to the professional component of the UC Middle Childhood Education Program as third year students.  The students will earn an associate of arts degree with a pre-major in Middle School Education from Cincinnati State. 

Over the past two years, Cincinnati State and UC have reached similar agreements providing access to the third year of baccalaureate programs in urban planning, urban studies, and criminal justice.

Additional information about the middle school program is available by calling Joyce Rimlinger at (513) 569-1422 at Cincinnati State, or the UC College of Education Student Services Center at (513) 556-2336.

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