Ohio Association of Private Colleges for Teacher Education
"Our data show that based on SAT scores, liberal arts colleges, [that educate teachers] constituting one-third of the education departments at baccalaureate institutions, are more selective in student admissions. They are more academically oriented, more rooted in the arts and science tradition, and a greater proportion of their faculty hold PhDs."
Arthur Levine: Educating School Teachers, 2006, p.123.
WHO WE ARE:
- OAPCTE was created in the 1970s to promote cooperation and information sharing among private institutions engaged in the enterprise of preparing teachers.
- Membership is open to representatives from any of the 37 non-tax supported colleges or universities in Ohio that offer one or more state approved teacher licensure programs at the graduate or undergraduate level.
- While our institutions enrolled 34.7% of the college students in Ohio in 2008-09, Ohio private colleges prepared 46.5% of Ohio teacher candidates recommended for licensure. (Source: Ohio Department of Education)