Initial Resident Educator License (OH)

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Initial Resident Educator License (OH)

Description
The Initial Resident Educator License is awarded if the applicant: 1) is a new graduate, OR 2) holds a provisional license, or 3) holds another Ohio resident educator teaching license in another area and is requesting licensure in a second area (for example, a different grade band).

License Valid for 4 years
Employment: Not Required

Reciprocity
The following states may accept this route:
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

State Information
State: Ohio
Contact Name: Office of Educator Licensure
Contact Phone: 614-466-3593
For more information please visit the state website: http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Teaching/Licensure/Apply-for-Certificate-License/Educator-License-Types-and-Descriptions

Notes
If the educator preparation program was completed out of state, applicants must submit related documentation in the online application.

Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
BA Degree + Completed State Approved Teacher Education Program

Notes
As of 2016, No Basic Skills Exams Required

Teacher Preparation
In most states, teachers are required to complete training in education methods through a teacher program.
The following is required for this route:
State Approved Teacher Education Program
Student Teaching
Exam(s):

Content Language and English Language Proficiency
In most states, teachers are required to submit evidence of content language proficiency and English language proficiency through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:

Content Language Proficiency:

Exam(s):

  • ACTFL OPI, WPT
    Arabic, Chinese-Cantonese, Chinese-Mandarin, French, German, Greek (Modern), Haitian Creole, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese

Accept Scores from Out of State

Notes:
Passing score for ACTFL is Intermediate-High

Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: Individual
Online at: http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Teaching/Educator-Licensure/Apply-for-Certificate-License

Copy of Academic Transcripts: Required

Copy of International Records: Required
Transcript Evaluation Required
URL: http://langcred.org/resources/transcript-evaluation/?fwp_agency_accepted_by_states=ohio

Background Check
Required

Renewal: Renewable
The Ohio Resident Educator Program is a 4-year induction system of support and mentoring for new teachers. Successful completion of the residency program is required to qualify for the next 5-year professional educator license.

Educators who have currently expiring licenses, may renew them for an additional four years. A license cannot be renewed until the year of expiration. These licenses may be renewed, according to state law for resident educator and alternative resident educator licenses when:

The license holder has completed less than two years of the Ohio Resident Educator Program; or

The license holder has completed more than two years of the Resident Educator Program, but:

The license has lapsed to the point that a two-year extension would not bring the license current; or

The license holder does not anticipate being able to complete the remainder of the Resident Educator Program within an amount of time that could be accommodated by a one- or two-year extension.

See: http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Teaching/Licensure/Renew-Certificate-License/How-to-Extend-Advance-or-Renew-a-Resident-Educator AND http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Teaching/Resident-Educator-Program/Resident-Educator-Teacher-Resources

Notes:

Background Check Information:
http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Teaching/Educator-Licensure/Additional-Information/Background-Check-FAQs

The Ohio Resident Educator Program is a 4-year induction system of support and mentoring for new teachers. Successful completion of the residency program is required to qualify for the next 5-year professional educator license.

See: http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Teaching/Resident-Educator-Program/Resident-Educator-Teacher-Resources

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Published On: 3/31/2017 4:44:49 PM


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