Columbus City Schools

Develop Your Career to Support Students and Families

Antioch University and Otterbein University, as a part of the Coalition for the Common Good, are now partnering with Columbus City Schools to offer unique access to professional development and undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degree programs designed specifically for the districts’ working professionals, adult learners, employees, and staff. 

Partnering with Us

Our virtual and hybrid programs delivery creates a unique adult learning model and opportunity for ease and accessibility. 

All enrolled students will also receive a 15% tuition award as part of this partnership, and their families are also eligible for Otterbein’s Advantage Scholarship.

These programs are designed to build the practical skills, professional network, and knowledge needed to increase your impact, deepen your skillset, and excel at your mission. This also includes mentorship and student-support services.

Through this partnership, employees have access to graduate School Counseling and undergraduate degree completion in Liberal Studies programs. Qualified participants in this program also include immediate household family members of active Columbus City Schools employees.

Available Programs

The Master of Arts in School Counseling program is offered online with two one-week-long intensive residencies. These low-residency opportunities beginning January 2025, Fall 2025, and January 2026.

This counselor education program, with a specialty area in School Counseling, trains students in eight (8) core areas:

  • professional counseling orientation and ethical practice
  • social and cultural diversity
  • human growth and development
  • career development
  • counseling and helping relationships
  • group counseling and group work
  • assessment and testing
  • research and program evaluation

The Master of Arts in School Counseling program is housed within Antioch University’s School of Counseling, Psychology, and Therapy.

Opportunities are available beginning in Fall 2024 for those who need to complete an undergraduate degree before pursuing the Master of Arts in School Counseling.

The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies degree requires 180 quarter credits, including a minimum of 60 upper-division credits and a maximum of 120 lower-division credits.

Graduation requirements include:

  • 7 liberal studies courses
  • an internship or other in-the-world learning experience of the student’s choosing
  • a concentration consisting of at least 40 credits
  • a senior capstone project.

Tell us a little about yourself and our admissions team will reach out to build a tailored plan for you.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial Aid

Many students take advantage of our financial aid options to fund their education. Our Financial Aid team can design an aid package based on your eligibility and personal level of need. We’ll help you explore a variety of federal, state, and institutional financial aid options. You’re welcome to either contact the Financial Aid Office or apply now to see what choices are available for you.

Additional Opportunities

Columbus City Schools is also a Participating Advantage Partner with Otterbein University.

Otterbein University is proud to partner with companies and organizations to offer the Otterbein Advantage Partnership Scholarship, a special educational benefit that offers the advantage of a private university education at public school prices. Advantage Partner employees, their spouse/domestic partner, AND their dependent children are able to take advantage of a transformative educational opportunity. What distinguishes the Otterbein Advantage Partnership is the broadened benefit of eligibility through the Advantage Scholarship.

Learn more about the Advantage Partnership Scholarship for Columbus City Schools-affiliated students and families

Unbound by geography, Coalition for the Common Good uses the combined resources of the member institutions to develop and deliver targeted educational and professional development programs that meet the unique requirements of our communities through academic partnerships with local businesses and employers.

The Coalition for the Common Good is designed to be a unique national university system — truly the first of its kind — of multiple institutions of higher education with complementary, high-quality academic programs, geographic diversity, and innovative approaches to undergraduate and graduate education and lifelong learning.

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