I. Program Purpose

To ensure that Ohio’s teacher preparation programs are preparing their candidates to support every learner in their reading development, the Ohio Department of Higher Education (“ODHE”) welcomes proposals from teacher preparation programs seeking assistance to align their curriculum with the science of reading.

II.       Eligible Applicants

Proposals may be submitted by Ohio’s four-year public and private colleges and universities that have Chancellor-approved teacher preparation programs.

III.     Anticipated Awards

A total of $175,000 in each of the fiscal years 2024 and 2025 will be awarded through a single competitive review of eligible proposals. Individual institutions of higher education may apply for up to $20,000 each year to assist with aligning their teacher preparation programs with the science of reading.

Selected institutions must enter into an award agreement with ODHE in order to receive the funds.


File Name Document Type File Type Download
ID1149-ODHE_RFP_SoR_Curriculum_Alignment_Final_2142024 RFP pdf Download