3301-23-44 Temporary and substitute licenses.

(A) Temporary pupil services license. A temporary pupil services license may be issued upon the request and recommendation of an employing superintendent of a city, local, exempted village, or joint vocational school district, educational service center, or the governing authority of a chartered nonpublic school or community school,to an individual who is deemed to be of good moral character and who evidences a currently valid license or meets the qualifications as specified in this paragraph provided the vacancy has been posted for two weeks and no properly licensed and suitable candidate has been identified by the employing district:

(1) School audiologist - currently valid license to practice audiology issued by the Ohio board of speech-language pathology and audiology;

(2) School social worker - currently valid license to practice social work issued by the Ohio counselor, social worker, and marriage and family therapist board;

(3) School speech-language pathologist - currently valid license to practice as a speech-language pathologist issued by the Ohio board of speech-language pathology and audiology;

(4) School nurse - currently valid license to practice as a registered nurse issued by the Ohio board of nursing and a baccalaureate degree;

(5) School psychologist - limited to individuals enrolled in school psychologist preparation programs, while completing the program internship;

(6) School counselor -

(a) A temporary school counselor license may be issued to an individual who holds a currently valid standard teaching certificate or professional teaching license, who is enrolled in an approved school counselor preparation program, and who demonstrates an understanding of each of the following as documented by the institution approved to prepare school counselors:

(i) Professional identity

(ii) Social and cultural diversity

(iii) Human growth and development

(iv) Career development

(v) Helping relationships

(vi) Group work

(vii) Assessment

(viii) Research and program evaluation

(b) A temporary school counselor license may also be issued to an individual who holds a currently valid license to practice as a counselor from the Ohio counselor, social worker, and marriage and family therapist board who is enrolled in an approved school counselor preparation program.

(7) Interpreter for the hearing impaired - limited to individuals enrolled in a program leading to licensure in interpreting for the hearing impaired.

(B) Renewal of a temporary pupil services license. A temporary pupil service license may be renewed upon the request and recommendation of an employing superintendent of a city, local, exempted village, or joint vocational school district, educational service center, or the governing authority of a chartered nonpublic school or community school, by an individual who is deemed to be of good moral character; has completed an additional six semester hours of coursework in an approved program leading to licensure in the area; and holds a currently valid license issued by the respective Ohio licensure board for the temporary school speech-language pathologist license, the temporary school nurse license, the temporary school social worker license, and the temporary school audiologist license.

(C) Temporary teaching license for military science. A temporary military science teaching license for teaching in a junior reserve officer training corps (JROTC) program may be issued upon the request and recommendation of the employing superintendent of a city, local, exempted village, or joint vocational school district, educational service center, or the governing authority of a chartered nonpublic school or community school, to an individual who is deemed to be of good moral character and who is determined by the hiring authority to have the necessary skills to serve in this capacity.

(D) Substitute teaching license. A one-year or five-year substitute teaching license may be issued to qualified individuals upon the request and recommendation of an employing superintendent of a city, local, exempted village, or joint vocational school district, educational service center, or the governing authority of a chartered nonpublic school or community school. Such licenses shall be designated as short-term substitute licenses or long-term substitute licenses.

(1) Short-term substitute license. A short-term substitute teaching license may be issued to the holder of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher education. An individual holding a short-term substitute license may teach in a given classroom for no more than five days; for periods longer than five days, an individual with a long-term substitute license must be employed.

(2) Long-term substitute license. A long-term substitute license, valid for the area listed on the license, may be issued as specified in this paragraph:

(a) An early childhood long-term substitute license may be issued to the holder of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher education who evidences twelve semester hours in professional education leading to an early childhood license.

(b) A middle-childhood, adolescence to young adult, or multi-age long-term substitute license may be issued to the holder of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher education who evidences twenty semester hours in the subject field for which licensure is sought.

(c) A substitute career-technical teaching license may be issued to an individual who is deemed to hold the appropriate education and experience based upon a review of such credentials using criteria established by the Ohio department of education.

(d) A substitute license for interpreter for the hearing impaired may be issued to an individual who is deemed by the hiring authority to have the necessary skills to serve in the capacity of educational interpreter.

(e) A one-year intervention specialist or early childhood intervention specialist long-term substitute teaching license may be issued to the holder of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher education who evidences twelve semester hours in special education or early childhood special education, respectively. The license may be renewed upon completion of six semester hours in an approved program leading to licensure in the respective area.

(3) Renewal of a substitute teaching license. A one-year or five-year substitute teaching license may be renewed upon the request and recommendation of an employing superintendent of a city, local, exempted village, or joint vocational school district, educational service center, or the governing authority of a chartered nonpublic school or community school, by an individual who is deemed to be of good moral character . The one year intervention specialist or early childhood intervention specialist long term substitute license renewal shall require six semester hours in an approved program leading to licensure in the respective area.

(E) All coursework required by this rule shall be completed at an institution approved to grant the associate or baccalaureate degree by the Ohio board of regents or the equivalent if completed outside the state; professional education coursework shall be completed at an institution approved by the Ohio board of regents for teacher preparation, or the equivalent if completed outside the state.

Effective: 03/24/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/07/2013 and 03/24/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3301.07 , 3319.22
Rule Amplifies: 3319.22
Prior Effective Dates: 4/20/99, 1/1/03, 3/24/2006, 02/22/2008