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Academics

COELEC Initiatives

  1. HEI

    Higher Education Initiative (HEI)

    The HEI is designed to:

    • Increase the capacity of teacher education to address the needs of preservice teachers,
    • Develop cultural understanding among teacher education faculty,
    • Engage teacher education faculty in professional development to prepare help preservice teachers to address the academic needs of ELs,
    • Participate in a learning community to integrate systematic instruction of EL skills and strategies into the teacher education preparation courses, and
    • Document processes to embed systematic instruction for ELs in teacher education preparation. 
  2. SPA

    Summer Plus Academy Initiative (SPA)

    The Summer Academy Initiative is designed to increase the capacity of area schools to address the needs of PK-12 ELs.   Priority populations are middle and high school math and science teachers.

    The Summer Plus Academy provides:

    • Instructional strategies to improve content delivery,
    • Content-specific tutoring for ELs, and
    • Financial support for preservice and inservice teachers to earn course credit toward the TESOL endorsement.
  3. Career Ladder Initiative (CLI)

  4. Career Ladder Group

    The Career Ladder Initiative is designed to provide a pathway for adult Central Ohio English Learners (ELs) to pursue a teaching credential.

    The COELEC Career Ladder provides:

    • An academic course pathway from high school to associate degree offering the credential to become an English as a Second Language (ESL) paraprofessional,
    • An academic course pathway from associate degree to a valid Ohio teaching credential,
    • A proposed paraprofessional licensure for the Ohio Board of Regents to consider, and
    • Academic advice and advocacy to ensure student success.

Central Ohio English Learners' Education Collaborative

Sue Constable Ph.D.
Principal Investigator
sconstable@otterbein.edu
614-823-1419

Bev Good Ph.D.
Director
bgood@otterbein.edu
614-823-1460

Lavonne van der Zwaag
Administrative Assistant
lvanderzwaag@otterbein.edu
614-823-1320

Kristin Reninger, Ph.D.
Faculty Curriculum Coordinator
kreninger@otterbein.edu
614-823-1114

COELEC Offices

457 and 458 Roush Hall
27 South Grove Street
Otterbein University
Westerville, Ohio 43081
Fax: 614-823-3036 

Mailing Address

COELEC
Otterbein University
Department of Education Roush 430
1 South Grove Street
Westerville, OH 43081