The department of education is taking its classes on the road. The department established its first satellite classes at Glen Este High School in suburban Cincinnati last year, and added two more sites—Middletown Fenwick High School north of Cincinnati and Rapid Run Middle School to the west—this year.
The idea is to reach out to teachers where they are, says John Cooper, director for graduate services. And the concept is working, with 141 enrollees among the three schools.
“What we’re able to do is give them some convenience to where they live and work,” says Cooper “while maintaining the ability to give them a variety of what we offer on campus.”
Teachers sign up for the required four core courses at reduced rates and attend classes at their schools after hours, then come to campus to complete their master’s degrees. The University plans to continue establishing satellite sites around Greater Cincinnati, too, says Cooper. Another site is being added this spring in Clinton County, near Wilmington, Ohio, followed by another at Ryle High School in Boone County, Ky.