Chapter 3301-24 Licensing and Education Programs

3301-24-01 Glossary/definitions.

Terminology used in this chapter of the Administrative Code shall be as defined in this rule.

(A) "Accredited institution of higher education" is a degree granting institution accredited at the college level by an accrediting agency that is recognized by the United States secretary of education.

(B) "Approved college or university" is a college or university which has been approved for the preparation of teachers, administrators, and school employees in pupil personnel services by the Ohio board of regents.

(C) "Approved program" is a college or university preparation program that the Ohio board of regents has determined complies with rules in this chapter and which leads to licensure necessary as a teacher, administrator, or school employee in pupil personnel services.

(D) "Associate degree" is a degree awarded by an accredited institution of higher education following completion of a two-year program of college level studies.

(E) "Baccalaureate degree" is a degree awarded by an accredited institution of higher education following completion of a four-year undergraduate program of college level studies.

(F) "Certificate" means a credential formerly issued by the state board of education to an individual deemed to be qualified to teach or practice in Ohio schools.

(G) "Chartered nonpublic school" is a nonpublic school which operates under applicable state board of education rules and is chartered by the state board of education.

(H) "Continuing education unit" (CEU) is ten contact hours in a professional development program approved by the local professional development committee.

(I) "Educator" is an individual who has been licensed by the state board of education to teach or practice in Ohio schools.

(J) "Endorsement of a license" is the addition of a teaching area to the license after completion of an approved program of preparation.

(K) "ESEA" means elementary and secondary education act.

(L) "Good moral character" means a person that has not pled guilty to, been found guilty of, or been convicted of any offense listed in division (B)(2) or (C) of section 3319.31 of the Revised Code or any substantively comparable ordinance of a municipal corporation or another state. An individual who has pled guilty to, been found guilty of, or has been convicted of any such offense may have an application for licensure considered by the state board of education provided said individual meets the conditions specified in Chapters 3301-20 and 3301-73 of the Administrative Code.

(M) "Learner" is one who gains knowledge, understanding, or skills by study, instruction, or experience; a person who is learning.

(N) "License" is a document issued by the state board of education to an individual who is deemed to be qualified to teach or practice in Ohio schools.

(O) " Master's degree" is the first graduate degree awarded by an accredited institution of higher education.

(P) "Out of state applicant" is an individual who has completed an approved program leading to licensure eligibility through a college or university outside the state of Ohio.

(Q) "Principal" is an individual who has been licensed by the state board of education to serve as a building-level administrator or supervisor in Ohio schools and the term "principal" as used in this chapter, includes "assistant principal".

(R) "Professional education coursework" is college level course work provided by and completed through the education unit of a college or university approved to prepare teachers.

(S) "Semester hour" is the unit of credit granted by an accredited institution of higher education for the satisfactory completion of a semester course. A quarter hour is equivalent to two-thirds of a semester hour.

(T) "Standard certificate" is a provisional, professional, or permanent certificate.

(U) "Standard license" is a provisional or professional license.

(V) "Teacher" is an educator as defined by paragraph (I) of this rule.

Effective: 12/28/2012
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 10/10/2012 and 12/28/2017
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3301.07 , 3319.22
Rule Amplifies: 3319.22
Prior Effective Dates: 1/1/98, 12/30/04, 09/22/2007

3301-24-02 Performance-Based Licensure. [Rescinded].

Rescinded eff 3-23-07

3301-24-03 Educator preparation programs.

(A) A college or university desiring to prepare individuals for teacher and other school personnel licensure in grades prekindergarten through twelve shall be authorized to grant the applicable baccalaureate or advanced degree from the Ohio board of regents and shall request approval of a prospective licensure program from the Ohio board of regents.

(B) A college or university desiring to prepare individuals for teacher and other school personnel licensure in grades prekindergarten through twelve shall be approved based on meeting criteria for approval established by the Ohio board of regents, including, but not limited to:

(1) Accreditation by any applicable regional or national accrediting organization that has been designated for this purpose by the Ohio board of regents; and

(2) Consideration of the performance of graduates in accordance with section 3333.048 of the Revised Code.

(C) A college or university shall seek Ohio board of regents approval to prepare individuals for teacher and other school personnel licensure in grades prekindergarten through twelve in a specific licensure area designated in an administrative rule adopted by the state board of education. A program leading to a specific type of teacher or other school personnel licensure issued by the state board of education shall incorporate coursework and experiences which are aligned with and include the following components:

(1) The Ohio standards for the teaching profession, the Ohio standards for principals, or the Ohio standards for superintendents adopted by the state board of education, as applicable (available on the educator standards board's website at http://esb.ode.state.oh.us);

(2) Coursework in the teaching of reading and phonics as required for certain teacher licenses in accordance with section 3319.24 of the Revised Code;

(3) Specialized national professional association standards or state standards as applicable;

(4) The Ohio academic content standards and curriculum models adopted by the state board of education for prekindergarten through twelfth grade education (available on the Ohio department of education's website at education.ohio.gov;

(5) Minimum standards for elementary and secondary schools prescribed by the state board of education and adopted in Chapter 3301-35 of the Administrative Code pursuant to division (D) of section 3301.07 of the Revised Code;

(6) The value-added progress dimension implemented by the Ohio department of education for elementary and secondary schools (available on the Ohio department of education's website at education.ohio.gov), and methods of interpreting such data; and

(7) A minimum of twelve weeks of full-time student teaching and a minimum of one-hundred clock hours of field experiences prior to student teaching for initial teacher licensure.

(D) A college or university may request approval from the Ohio board of regents to offer experimental, innovative, or alternative programs leading to licensure in an area not designated in an administrative rule adopted by the state board of education. The program may be approved in accordance with established criteria for program approval and upon satisfactory demonstration of need for specialized preparation and licensure to teach that area in the schools of Ohio.

(E) Annually, the state shall designate a status to each college and university that has been approved to prepare individuals for teacher licensure in grades prekindergarten through twelve. The status shall be one of the following:

(1) Effective;

(2) At risk of low performing; or

(3) Low performing.

(F) A college or university teacher preparation program shall be designated as effective if the overall institutional summary pass rate, on an examination prescribed by the state board of education, of candidates who have completed that institution's teacher preparation program meets the minimum percentage criteria defined by the state.

(G) A college or university teacher preparation program shall be designated as at risk of low performing if the overall institutional summary pass rate, on an examination prescribed by the state board of education, of candidates who have completed that institution's teacher preparation program does not meet the minimum percentage criteria defined by the state.

(H) A college or university teacher preparation program that is designated as at risk of low performing for three or more consecutive years shall be designated as low performing.

(I) The department of education shall annually provide written notice to the Ohio board of regents of the status of each teacher preparation program pursuant to the criteria specified in paragraph (E) to (H) of this rule as of July first of each year.

(J) Any college or university designated as at risk of low performing or low performing may request technical assistance from the Ohio board of regents in formulating and implementing a continuous improvement plan.

(K) If an institution is denied approval by the Ohio board of regents to offer an educator preparation program, any student enrolled in the program at the time of the denial may complete the program and be recommended by the institution as eligible for licensure.

Replaces: 3301-24-03

Effective: 03/27/2011
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/27/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3301.07 , 3319.22
Rule Amplifies: 3319.22 , 3333.048
Prior Effective Dates: 1/1/98, 12/30/04, 03/23/2007

3301-24-04 Teacher residency.

(A) Resident educators

(1) Candidates for the resident educator program shall hold a resident educator license issued pursuant to rule 3301-24-18 of the Administrative Code or an alternative resident educator license issued pursuant to rules 3301-24-19 to 3301-24-22 of the Administrative Code.

(2) Beginning July 1, 2011, any individual who is employed under a resident educator license or alternative resident educator license and who meets eligibility criteria established by the Ohio department of education (May 23, 2013, education.ohio.gov) shall be required to successfully complete a resident educator program consistent with standards established by the Ohio department of education (September 1, 2011, education.ohio.gov).

(3) Any initial licensure applicant who has completed at least two years of teaching in another state as a participant in the teach for America program shall be credited by the state board of education as having completed two years of the teacher residency program. Out-of-state applicants with fewer than three years of experience in their area of preparation shall be required to complete a resident educator program pursuant to the requirements of this rule, and those out-of-state applicants who have completed one or two years of teaching in another state shall be credited by the state board of education as having completed the equivalent number of years of the teacher residency program.

(B) Resident educator program

(1) A resident educator program shall include a performance-based assessment of the resident educator as prescribed by the state board of education, and a formal program of support, which shall include mentoring to foster professional growth of the candidate that is congruent with the required performance-based assessment.

(2) Beginning July 1, 2011, school districts, chartered community schools, and chartered non-public schools shall be required to provide a resident educator program that includes a formal structured program of support, which shall include mentoring, and the performance-based assessment as described in this rule.

(3) Candidates shall be deemed to have met the requirements for a professional educator license upon documentation of the successful completion of the resident educator program.

(C) Resident educator support

(1) Except as referenced in paragraph (A)(3) of this rule, a formal program of support for resident educators shall consist of four academic years; if, however, a teacher is employed on a date after the school year begins, the resident educator program for that candidate shall consist of a minimum of one-hundred twenty school days for each of the four years.

(2) Residency support for the beginning teacher shall include mentoring provided on an ongoing basis that is both congruent with the required performance-based assessment and consistent with standards established by the Ohio department of education (July 14, 2010,education.ohio.gov).

(D) Resident educator performance assessment

(1) The performance-based assessment of resident educators pursuant to this rule shall be administered under the authority of the state board of education.

(2) The performance-based assessment of the resident educator shall be administered during the third or fourth year of teaching. Passage of the assessment and successful completion of the four year resident educator program results in eligibility for the professional educator license.

(a) If the resident educator does not pass the assessment, the individual shall be required to retake the deficient portions of the assessment.

(b) Individuals who had only one opportunity to pass the performance-based assessment during the life of the resident educator license or alternative resident educator license shall be issued a one-year extension of the resident educator license or alternative resident educator license during which the individual shall be required to retake the deficient portions of the assessment.

(c) Failure to pass the deficient portions of the performance-based assessment while teaching under a one-year extension of the resident educator license or alternative resident educator license or a one-year interim license issued pursuant to the conditions described paragraph (D)(2)(d) of this rule shall result in ineligibility for a professional educator license or any additional extension of the resident educator license or alternative resident educator license or issuance of a one-year interim license for a minimum of one year. The resident educator shall be required to complete additional coursework, supervised field experiences, and/or clinical experiences as designated by a college or university approved for educator preparation.

(d) Upon the recommendation of the college or university and re-employment of the individual as a teacher, a one-year interim license may be issued, and the individual shall be required to retake and pass the deficient portions of the performance-based assessment in order to qualify for a professional educator license.

(e) Continued failure to pass the deficient portions of the performance-based assessment shall result in a repeat of the process described in paragraphs (D)(2)(c) to (D)(2)(d) of this rule.

(3) Candidates who fail to pass the resident educator performance-based assessment after following the process described in paragraphs (D)(2)(c) to (D)(2)(d) of this rule may appeal to the state board of education .

Effective: 01/31/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 10/28/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3301.07 , 3319.223 , 3319.22
Rule Amplifies: 3319.223
Prior Effective Dates: 10/28/2011

3301-24-05 Licensure.

(A) A professional educator license, valid for five years, shall be issued to an individual who holds the appropriate resident educator license ; who is deemed to be of good moral character; and who has successfully completed an approved program of teacher preparation, the Ohio teacher residency program as described in section 3319.223 of the Revised Code, and an examination prescribed by the state board of education. Teacher licenses shall be issued in the areas described in paragraphs (A)(1) to (A)(7) of this rule:

(1) Early childhood license, valid for teaching children who are typically developing, at-risk, gifted, and who have mild/moderate educational needs. Licenses shall be issued for prekindergarten through grade three. A minimum of twelve cumulative semester hours in the teaching of reading as described in section 3319.24 of the Revised Code shall be required for the professional early childhood license.

(2) Middle childhood license, valid for teaching in grades four through nine in the curriculum areas named in such license. The middle childhood teacher preparation program shall include preparation in the humanities (including the arts) and areas of concentration in at least two of the following: reading and language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. A minimum of twelve cumulative semester hours in the teaching of reading as described in section 3319.24 of the Revised Code shall be required for the professional middle childhood license. A middle childhood license may be issued in one or more of the concentration areas listed in this paragraph to the holder of a standard teaching certificateteaching license, who has completed an approved middle childhood program, at an advanced level, consisting of professional education and appropriate content-area coursework, and an examination prescribed by the state board of education. A middle childhood license may also be issued in one or more of the concentration areas listed in this paragraph to an out-of-state applicant who has completed an approved program resulting in eligibility for the licensure area, and an examination prescribed by the state board of education.

(3) Adolescence to young adult license, valid for teaching in grades seven through twelve in the curriculum areas named in such license. Preparation in the teaching field shall constitute at least an academic major or its equivalent with sufficient advanced coursework in all areas to be taught as specified by the teacher preparation institution and approved by the Ohio department of education. A minimum of three semester hours in the teaching of reading in the content area shall be required for the professional adolescence to young adult license. Licenses shall be issued in the following teaching fields:

(a) Earth sciences

(b) Integrated language arts

(c) Integrated mathematics

(d) Integrated science

(e) Integrated social studies

(f) Life sciences

(g) Physical sciences (individuals may seek licensure in physical sciences:

chemistry; physical sciences: physics; or physical sciences: chemistry and physics)

(4) Multi-age license, valid for teaching in grades prekindergarten through twelve in the curriculum areas named in such license. Preparation in the teaching field shall constitute at least an academic major or its equivalent with sufficient advanced coursework in all areas to be taught as specified by the teacher preparation institution and approved by the Ohio department of education. A minimum of three semester hours in the teaching of reading in the content area shall be required for the professional multi-age license.

Licenses shall be issued in the following teaching fields:

(a) Computer information science

(b) Bilingual education

(c) Dance

(d) Drama/theater

(e) Foreign language

(f) Health

(g) Library/media

(h) Music

(i) Physical education

(j) Teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL)

(k) Visual arts

(5) Intervention specialist license, valid for teaching learners in the areas designated below. A minimum of twelve cumulative semester hours in the teaching of reading as described in section 3319.24 of the Revised Code shall be required for the professional intervention specialist license. Licenses shall be issued in the following areas:

(a) Gifted, valid for teaching learners ages five through twenty-one and kindergarten through grade twelve;

(b) Mild/moderate educational needs, valid for teaching learners ages five through twenty-one and kindergarten through grade twelve;

(c) Moderate/intensive educational needs, valid for teaching learners ages five through twenty-one and kindergarten through grade twelve;

(d) Visually impaired, valid for teaching learners ages three through twenty-one and prekindergarten through grade twelve;

(e) Hearing impaired, valid for teaching learners ages three through twenty-one and prekindergarten through grade twelve.

(6) Early childhood intervention specialist license, valid for teaching learners with mild/moderate/intensive educational needs from prekindergarten through grade three, and for providing service coordination. A minimum of twelve cumulative semester hours in the teaching of reading as described in section 3319.24 of the Revised Code shall be required for the professional early childhood intervention specialist license.

(7) The career-technical license, valid for teaching the subjects named in such license to learners ages eight and beyond and grades four and beyond.

(B) An endorsement of a teacher license, valid for teaching the subject or learners named, shall be issued to an individual who holds a baccalaureate degree, except that the teacher leader endorsement shall require a master's degree; who is deemed to be of good moral character; who has successfully completed an approved program of preparation; who has successfully completed an examination prescribed by the state board of education; and who has been recommended by the dean or head of teacher education at an approved institution. The endorsement may be added to any standard teaching certificate, or provisional or professional teaching license, unless limited by age, grade, or license type as noted in this paragraph:

(1) Adapted physical education (limited to a physical education certificate or license);

(2) Adult education - full-time adult programs;

(3) Bilingual education;

(4) Career-based intervention (CBI) shall require a baccalaureate degree, two years of successful teaching experience under a standard teaching certificate, or a provisional or professional teaching license, and evidence of the equivalent of one year of work experience outside of education. This endorsement is valid for teaching learners ages twelve through twenty-one, or grades seven through twelve. In addition to the dean or head of teacher education of the approved program, the employing superintendent may make the recommendation for this endorsement upon evidence of completion of an approved program of preparation for this endorsement;

(5) Computer/technology;

(6) Driver education (limited to an adolescence to young adult or multi-age teacher license, or high school or special teacher certificate);

(7) Early childhood generalist (grades four and five), valid for teaching all core academic content areas in grades four and five, may be added to an early childhood (P-three) teaching license upon evidence of completion of a minimum of nine additional semester hours of study aligned with the Ohio academic content standards (available on the department's website at education.ohio.gov) for grades four and five and including preparation in pedagogy and child/adolescent development appropriate for grades four and five, and upon successful completion of an examination prescribed by the state board of education;

(8) Gifted intervention specialist endorsement, valid for kindergarten through grade twelve;

(9) Literacy specialist (limited to a teaching license that is endorsed for the teaching of reading in grades kindergarten through twelve), valid for providing coaching and professional development in the teaching of reading for classroom teachers at all grade levels. Candidates must have at least three years of successful experience teaching reading under a standard teaching certificate or license;

(10) Mathematics specialist (limited to a kindergarten-primary, elementary, or early childhood license, or middle childhood, high school, or adolescence to young adult mathematics teaching license), valid for providing coaching and professional development in mathematics education for classroom teachers of mathematics in grades prekindergarten through six. Candidates must have at least three years of successful experience teaching mathematics under a standard teaching certificate or license of the types listed in this paragraph;

(11) Middle childhood generalist, valid for teaching all core academic content areas in grades four, five, and six, may be added to a middle childhood license with two concentration areas upon evidence of completion of an additional six semester hours of study in each of the content areas to be added, aligned with the state academic content standards; evidence of preparation in pedagogy in each of the additional content areas; and successful completion of the prescribed examination;

(12) Prekindergarten, valid for teaching learners ages three through five (limited to kindergarten-primary, elementary, family and consumer sciences [home economics], or special certificate for education of the handicapped);

(13) Prekindergarten special needs children (limited to a prekindergarten certificate, or special certificate for education of the handicapped, or early childhood or intervention specialist license);

(14) Reading;

(15) Science specialist (limited to a kindergarten-primary, elementary, or early childhood license, or middle childhood, high school, or adolescence to young adult science teaching license), valid for providing coaching and professional development in science education for classroom teachers of science in grades prekindergarten to nine. Candidates must have at least three years of successful experience teaching science under a standard teaching certificate or license of the types listed in this paragraph.

(16) Teaching English to speakers of other languages;

(17) Transition to work (limited to intervention specialist license or career-technical license); and

(18) Career-technical work-site teacher/coordinator (limited to professional career-technical license).

(19) Teacher leader (limited to a professional teaching license or professional or permanent teaching certificate), valid for mentoring and coaching teachers, providing staff development, and assisting the building principal in developing and supporting a shared vision and clear goals for the school. Candidates for the endorsement shall hold a master's degree and have at least four years of successful teaching experience. The program of preparation shall include a practicum experience during which the candidate shall be required to demonstrate the knowledge, skills and dispositions at the distinguished level that are described in the Ohio standards for the teaching profession (available on the educator standards board's website at http://esb.ode.state.oh.us).

(C) The professional pupil services license, valid for five years for working with learners at all levels, shall be issued to an individual deemed to be of good moral character who has successfully completed the requirements specified in paragraph (C)(1) or (C)(2) of this rule:

(1) An approved program of preparation; recommendation by the dean or head of teacher education; successful completion of an examination prescribed by the state board of education; and evidence of the education and experience requirements specified for whichever of the following licensure areas is applicable:

(a) School audiologist

(i) Master's degree;

(ii) The requirements specified in paragraph (C)(1) this rule; and

(iii) Current license to practice audiology issued by the Ohio board of speech-language pathology and audiology.

(b) School counselor

(i) The requirements specified in paragraph (C)(1) of this rule; and

(ii) Master's degree and successful completion of an internship consisting of six hundred contact hours in a school setting .

(c) School psychologist

(i) Master's degree, and

(ii) The requirements specified in paragraph (C)(1) of this rule; and

(iii) Successful completion of a nine month, full-time internship in an approved school setting as described in the Ohio internship in school psychology guidelines;

(d) School social worker

(i) Master's degree in social work, and

(ii) The requirements specified in paragraph (C)(1) of this rule; and

(iii) One year of successful experience in a chartered school or school district under a professional license; or one year of social work experience under a current license issued by the Ohio counselor and social worker board; or a graduate level social work practicum of at least ten weeks in a chartered school or school district; and

(iv) Current license to practice social work issued by the Ohio counselor and social worker board;

(e) School speech-language pathologist

(i) Master's degree, and

(ii) The requirements specified in paragraph (C)(1) of this rule; and

(iii) Current license to practice as a speech pathologist issued by the Ohio board of speech-language pathology and audiology;

(f) School nurse

(i) Baccalaureate degree, and

(ii) The requirements specified in paragraph (C)(1) of this rule; and

(iii) Current license to practice as a registered nurse issued by the Ohio board of nursing;

(iv) A school nurse wellness coordinator endorsement may be added to a professional pupil services school nurse license, or to a professional or permanent school nurse certificate, following completion of an approved program of preparation for the endorsement, and upon evidence of three years of successful experience as a licensed school nurse. The approved program of preparation for the endorsement shall include a practicum experience during which the candidate shall be required to demonstrate the knowledge, skills and dispositions for the school nurse wellness coordinator endorsement as recommended by the school health services advisory council's report (available on the department's website at education.ohio.gov). Beginning January 1, 2020, initial applicants for the school nurse wellness coordinator endorsement shall hold a master's degree.

(g) Orientation and mobility specialist

(2) A baccalaureate degree and who holds a current license issued by the Ohio occupational therapy, physical therapy, and athletic trainers board for the following:

(a) Occupational therapist, or

(b) Physical therapist.

(D) The professional administrator license shall be issued to an individual who holds a master's degree, who is deemed to be of good moral character, who has successfully completed an approved program of preparation for the licensure area sought, and who has been recommended by the dean or head of teacher education at an institution approved to prepare administrators, who has successfully completed an examination prescribed by the state board of education, and who has evidenced the requirements specified below. Administrator licenses shall be issued in the following areas:

(1) The professional principal license shall be issued in the areas described in paragraphs (D)(1)(a) to (D)(1)(d) of this rule to an individual who has completed the requirements specified in paragraph (D) of this rule and who has completed two years of successful teaching under one of the licenses specified in paragraphs (D)(1)(a) to (D)(1)(c) of this rule at the age/grade levels for which the principal license is sought:

(a) Ages three through twelve and prekindergarten through grade six for those with an early childhood, middle childhood, multi-age, or intervention specialist license;

(b) Ages eight through fourteen and grades four through nine for those with a middle childhood, multi-age, adolescence to young adult, intervention specialist license, or career-technical license; and

(c) Ages ten through twenty-one and grades five through twelve for those with a middle childhood, multi-age, intervention specialist, adolescence to young adult, or career-technical license.

(d) The urban principal endorsement may be added to any standard principal license or certificate following completion of an approved program of preparation for this endorsement. The endorsement shall be valid for the same ages and grade levels as the principal license or certificate that is held by the candidate obtaining the endorsement. The approved program of preparation for the endorsement shall include an extensive structured internship during which the candidate demonstrates effective urban leadership practices.

(2) The administrative specialist license shall be valid for working in a central office or supervisory capacity. The following requirements shall be met prior to issuance of the administrative specialist license:

(a) Two years of successful teaching experience under a professional teacher license; with the exception of the pupil services administration license, which shall require two years of experience under a professional pupil services license.

(b) Successful completion of an approved program of preparation for the license which shall include an area of concentration in one of the following:

(i) Educational research;

(ii) Educational staff personnel administration;

(iii) Curriculum, instruction, and professional development;

(iv) Pupil services administration;

(v) School-community relations; and

(vi) Career technical education administration.

(3) The superintendent license shall be issued to an individual who holds a principal or administrative specialist license and shall be valid for supervising programs for ages three through twenty-one and prekindergarten through grade twelve; or for administrative duties in a school system. The following requirements shall be met prior to issuance of the superintendent license:

(a) Three years of successful experience in a position requiring a principal or administrative specialist license; and

(b) Completion of an approved preparation program for superintendents.

(E) The associate license, valid for five years, shall be issued to an individual who holds an associate degree; who is deemed to be of good moral character; and who either:

(1) Has completed an approved program of preparation in the following areas:

(a) Prekindergarten associate;

(b) Educational paraprofessional (denoted as ESEA qualified);

(c) Interpreter for the hearing impaired; or,

(2) Holds a current license to practice issued by the Ohio occupational therapy, physical therapy, and athletic trainers board in the following areas:

(a) Occupational therapy assistant; or

(b) Physical therapy assistant.

(F) The professional school business manager or the professional school treasurer license, valid for five years, shall be issued to an individual who holds a baccalaureate degree, who is deemed to be of good moral character, who has completed an approved preparation program or the equivalent as determined by the Ohio department of education, and who has successfully completed an examination prescribed by the state board of education.

(G) The non-renewable three-year visiting international teacher license, valid for teaching the grade levels and curriculum areas named in such license.

(1) The license shall be issued upon the request of an employing Ohio school district to a qualified individual who meets the following conditions:

(a) Is deemed to be of good moral character;

(b) Is a citizen of another country who will be entering the United States specifically for the purpose of teaching in an Ohio school or school district that has agreed to employ the person as a teacher via an exchange program or other collaboration or recruitment effort;

(c) Holds the United States equivalent of at least a bachelor's degree and provides evidence of completion of a teacher preparation program;

(d) Provides evidence of completion of an academic major in the area to be taught, or, in the case of world languages, evidence of proficiency in the target language as determined by the employing Ohio school district or the Ohio department of education; and

(e) Demonstrates English language proficiency as determined by the employing Ohio school district or the Ohio department of education.

(2) The employing Ohio school district, with assistance from the Ohio department of education, shall plan for a mentoring program for visiting international teachers to provide ongoing support and assistance in areas such as school culture, curriculum, assessment, management, and resources.

(3) If a visiting international teacher wishes to continue teaching in the schools of Ohio beyond the three year validity period of the visiting international teacher license, the teacher will be required to obtain appropriate Ohio licensure.

(H) The one-year non-renewable out of state educator license, valid for teaching the grade levels and curriculum areas named in such license, shall be issued upon the request of an employing Ohio school district to a qualified individual who meets the following:

(1) Is deemed to be of good moral character;

(2) Is an out of state applicant and the holder of a valid out of state standard teaching license who has completed a baccalaureate degree, an approved teacher preparation program, and the examination prescribed by the state in which licensure is held, but who has not yet completed the examination prescribed by the state board of education for Ohio licensure.

(I) The one year or four year educational aide permit, valid for working with learners under the supervision of a fully licensed educator, shall be issued to an individual deemed to be of good moral character, who has a high school diploma or the equivalent, and who has been recommended by the employing school district, in accordance with Chapter 3301-25 of the Administrative Code. The term "ESEA qualified" shall be added to the educational aide permit for individuals who have successfully completed either the examination for paraprofessionals prescribed by the state board of education; or an associate degree (or higher) from an accredited institution of higher education; or at least two years of study at an accredited institution of higher education (defined as forty-eight semester hours or seventy-two quarter hours.)

(J) The one year or four year adult education permit, valid for teaching adults in an adult education program, shall be issued to an appropriately qualified individual deemed to be of good moral character, who has a high school diploma or the equivalent, and who has been recommended by the employing school district. An adult education program, includes, but is not limited to, the following examples: (1) a career-technical education program which provides training for out-of-school adults, frequently to improve occupational skills; and (2) a community-based education program for personal enrichment, such as photography.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 08/28/2013 and 08/28/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3301.07 , 3319.22
Rule Amplifies: 3319.222 , 3319.223
Prior Effective Dates: 1/1/98, 1/1/03, 5/12/03, 2/24/06, 2/25/07, 1/18/08, 10/25/08, 10/23/09, 10/23/2010, 12/28/2012

3301-24-06 Professional development.

Professional development shall be required for continued licensure for all educators. It shall be guided by the learning needs of all students and the axiom that all students can learn. It shall include current theory on the learning needs of educators and shall incorporate a planned progression for improvement on a continuing basis.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 09/21/2011 and 09/21/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3301.07 , 3319.22
Rule Amplifies: 3319.22
Prior Effective Dates: 1/1/98

3301-24-07 Provisional License Renewal.

(A) The provisional license for teachers shall be valid for two years, and may be renewed if the following requirements are met, except as noted in paragraph (D)(2) of rule 3301-24-04 of the Administrative Code:

(1) A valid provisional teacher license may be renewed upon completion of three semester hours of coursework relevant to classroom teaching and/or the area of specialization since the issuance of the license to be renewed;

(2) A provisional teacher license that has lapsed for up to five years may be reinstated upon completion of six semester hours of coursework relevant to classroom teaching and/or the area of specialization since the issuance of the license to be renewed. If, during the lapsed period of the license, the license holder is continuously employed under another valid Ohio certificate or license, or as an educator in another state under a currently valid certificate or license, then the renewal provisions in paragraph (A)(1) of this rule shall apply;

(3) A provisional teacher license that has lapsed for more than five years may be reinstated upon completion of a minimum of nine semester hours of coursework relevant to classroom teaching and/or the area of specialization since the issuance of the license to be renewed. If, during the lapsed period of the license, the license holder is continuously employed under another valid Ohio certificate or license, or as an educator in another state under a currently valid certificate or license, then the renewal provisions in paragraph (A)(1) of this rule shall apply;

(4) The increased amount of coursework associated with lapsed licenses will not apply provided that the license holder completes the required three semester hours by September 1 of the year that the provisional license expires.

(B) The provisional license for principals shall be valid as long as the professional teacher license is maintained.

(C) The provisional license for school counselors shall be valid as long as the professional teacher license is maintained. If a teacher license is not held, then the provisional school counselor license may be renewed in accordance with the requirements specified in paragraph (A) of this rule.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 04/06/2009 and 04/06/2014

Promulgated Under: 119.03

Statutory Authority: 3301.07 , 3319.22

Rule Amplifies: 3319.22

Prior Effective Dates: 1/1/98

3301-24-08 Professional or associate license renewal.

(A) The professional or associate educator license is valid for five years and may be renewed by individuals currently employed in a school or school district upon verification that the requirements listed in paragraph (A)(1) or (A)(2) of this rule have been completed since the issuance of the license to be renewed.

(1) Six semester hours of coursework related to classroom teaching and/or the area of licensure as approved by the local professional development committee of the employing school or school district; or

(2) Eighteen continuing education units (one hundred and eighty contact hours) or other equivalent activities related to classroom teaching and/or the area of licensure as approved by the local professional development committee of the employing school or school district.

(a) Each public school district and chartered nonpublic school shall appoint a local professional development committee to oversee and review professional development plans for coursework, continuing education units, or other equivalent activities. The local professional development committee shall be composed of teachers, administrators and other educational personnel, and a majority of the members of the local professional development committee shall be practicing classroom teachers. School districts shall have the option of collaborating with other districts or educational service centers in establishing and completing the work of the local professional development committee. Chartered nonpublic schools shall also have the option of collaborating with other schools in establishing and completing the work of the local professional development committee.

(b) Whenever the coursework plan of an administrator, school treasurer, or school business manager is being discussed or voted upon, the local professional development committee shall, at the request of one of its administrative members, cause a majority of the committee to consist of administrative members by reducing the number of teacher members voting on the plan.

(c) Each educator wishing to fulfill the license renewal requirements is responsible for the design of an individual professional development plan, subject to approval of the local professional development committee. The plan shall be based on the needs of the educator, the students, the school, and the school district, and shall be aligned with the various professional educator standards adopted by the state board of education (available on the educator standards board's website at esb.ode.state.oh.us). Professional development may then be completed in accordance with this plan.

(d) Each school district shall establish a local appeal process for educators who wish to appeal the decision of the local professional development committee.

(e) Coursework or continuing education units or other equivalent activities may be combined.

(B) Educators not employed in Ohio schools may apply directly to the Ohio department of education for renewal with evidence of six semester hours of coursework related to classroom teaching and/or the area of licensure. Educators not employed in Ohio schools wishing to fulfill the licensure renewal requirements of six semester hours of coursework, eighteen continuing education units (one hundred eighty contact hours), or other equivalent activities, shall be responsible for the design of an individual professional development plan subject to review and approval of a regional provider with an Ohio department of education approved local professional development committee. The local professional development committee so approved shall review, approve, and recommend the licensure renewal subject to the Ohio department of education guidelines for all local professional development committees ("Resource Guide for Establishing an LPDC," April 2012, education .ohio.gov ).

(C) A professional or associate license that has lapsed for up to five years due to not meeting the professional development requirements as described in this rule may be reinstated upon completion of nine semester hours of coursework relevant to classroom teaching and/or the area of licensure since the issuance of the license to be renewed. If, during the lapsed period of the license, the license holder is continuously employed under another valid Ohio certificate or license, or as an educator in another state under a currently valid certificate or license, then the renewal provisions in paragraphs (A) and (B) of this rule shall apply.

(D) A professional or associate license that has lapsed for more than five years due to not meeting the professional development requirements as described in this rule may be reinstated upon completion of twelve semester hours of coursework relevant to classroom teaching and/or the area of licensure since the issuance of the license to be renewed. If, during the lapsed period of the license, the license holder is continuously employed under another valid Ohio certificate or license, or as an educator in another state under a currently valid certificate or license, then the renewal provisions in paragraphs (A) and (B) of this rule shall apply.

(E) The school audiologist, school social worker, school speech-language pathologist, school nurse, occupational therapist, physical therapist, occupational therapy assistant, and physical therapy assistant licenses shall be renewed upon evidence of a currently valid license issued by the respective Ohio licensure board. The school counselor and school psychologist licenses may be renewed upon evidence of a currently valid license issued by the respective Ohio licensure board, if a board license is held. If a board license is not held then the school counselor and school psychologist licenses shall be renewed in accordance with the requirements specified in paragraphs (A) to (D) of this rule.

(F) Coursework for the renewal of a license shall be completed at an accredited institution of higher education, defined in rule 3301-24-01 of the Administrative Code as a degree granting institution accredited at the college level by an accrediting agency that is recognized by the United States secretary of education. All coursework should lead to new knowledge in the classroom and be related to student achievement.

(G) The increased amount of coursework associated with lapsed licenses will not apply provided that the license holder completes the required six semester hours by September first of the year that the professional license expires.

(H) Educators who have earned national board certification during the life of a professional license are deemed to have met the additional professional development requirements for the next renewal cycle.

Effective: 04/25/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 02/08/2013 and 04/25/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3301.07 , 3319.22
Rule Amplifies: 3319.22
Prior Effective Dates: 1-1-98; 1-1-03; 12-30-04; 09/25/2010

3301-24-09 Performance-based licensure for administrators.

A principal should be able to demonstrate success in each of the areas described in paragraphs (A) to (E) of this rule, as referenced in the Ohio standards for principals adopted by the state board of education (available on the educator standards board's website at http://esb.ode.state.oh.us). Administrator preparation programs should be informed by business, education, and the community.

(A) Continuous improvement

Principals help to create a shared vision and clear goals for their schools and ensure continuous progress toward achieving the goals.

(1) Principals facilitate the articulation and realization of a shared vision of continuous school improvement.

(2) Principals lead the process of setting, monitoring, and achieving specific and challenging goals that reflect high expectations for all students and staff.

(3) Principals lead the change process for continuous improvement.

(4) Principals anticipate, monitor, and respond to educational developments that affect school issues and school environment.

(B) Instruction

Principals support the implementation of high-quality standards-based instruction that results in higher levels of achievement for all students

(1) Principals ensure that the instructional content that is taught is aligned with the Ohio academic content standards (available at education.ohio.gov) and curriculum priorities of the school and district.

(2) Principals ensure that instructional practices are effective and meet the needs of all students.

(3) Principals advocate for high levels of learning for all students, including students identified as gifted, students with disabilities, and at-risk students.

(4) Principals know, understand, and share relevant research.

(5) Principals understand, encourage, and facilitate the effective use of data by staff.

(6) Principals support staff in planning and implementing research-based professional development.

(C) School operations, resources, and learning environment

Principals allocate resources and manage school operations in order to ensure a safe and productive learning environment.

(1) Principals establish and maintain a safe school environment.

(2) Principals create a nurturing learning environment that addresses the physical and mental health needs of all.

(3) Principals allocate resources, including technology, to support student and staff learning.

(4) Principals institute procedures and practices to support staff and students and establish an environment that is conducive to learning.

(5) Principals understand, uphold and model professional ethics, policies, and legal codes of professional conduct.

(D) Collaboration

Principals establish and sustain collaborative learning and shared leadership to promote student learning and achievement of all students.

(1) Principals promote a collaborative learning culture.

(2) Principals share leadership with staff, students, parents, and community members.

(3) Principals develop and sustain leadership.

(E) Parents and community engagement

Principals engage parents and community members in the educational process and create an environment where community resources support student learning, achievement, and well-being.

(1) Principals use community resources to improve student learning.

(2) Principals involve parents and community members in improving student learning.

(3) Principals connect the school with the community.

(4) Principals establish expectations for the use of culturally-responsive practices, which acknowledge and value diversity.

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: 1/1/00; 1/1/03; 2/22/08

3301-24-10 Alternative Educator License.

(A) Alternative educator license. The nonrenewable two year alternative educator license, valid for teaching the subject area named in such license in grades seven to twelve, shall be issued to an individual who is deemed to be of good moral character and who evidences the following:

(1) A baccalaureate degree;

(2) A major with a GPA of at least 2.5 in the subject area to be taught, or extensive work experience directly related to the area to be taught or a masters degree with a GPA of at least 2.5 in the subject area to be taught.

(3) Completion of six semester hours of professional education coursework within the past five years, with a GPA of 2.5, and from a college or university approved to prepare teachers, including:

(a) Three semester hours in the developmental characteristics of the adolescent through young adult student; and

(b) Three semester hours in teaching methods, including a supervised field experience and

(4) Successful completion of the state board of education required examination for teacher licensure that measures content knowledge of the subject area for which the alternative educator license is sought.

(B) The employing school district shall plan for a mentoring program for alternatively-licensed educators, including the following, and shall submit such plan to the department of education:

(1) Assistance in acquiring knowledge of the school curriculum, responsibilities for implementing the curriculum, and the instructional resources available for such implementation;

(2) Assistance with management tasks; and

(3) Assistance in the improvement of instructional skills and classroom management.

(C) Eligibility for a provisional teacher license. A provisional license will be issued to the holder of an alternative educator license upon successful completion of the following:

(1) Two years of successful teaching experience under the alternative educator license as verified by the employing district superintendent;

(2) Completion of twelve additional semester hours of professional education coursework, with a GPA of 2.5 or above, prior to expiration of the alternative educator license, from a college or university approved to prepare teachers, in the principles and practices of teaching, student development and learning; pupil assessment procedures; curriculum development; classroom management; and teaching methodology; and

(3) Successful completion of the state board of education examination required for teacher licensure that measures professional knowledge.

(D) After receiving the two-year provisional license, the educator must then meet the teacher licensure standards to transfer from a provisional to a professional license, and to renew that license.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 04/06/2009 and 04/06/2014

Promulgated Under: 119.03

Statutory Authority: 3301.07 , 3319.26

Rule Amplifies: 3319.26

Prior Effective Dates: 3/15/00, 1/16/04

3301-24-11 Alternative principal license.

(A) A one-year alternative principal license (renewable two times), valid for serving as principal or assistant principal, shall be issued at the request of the 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 the following:

(1) Bachelor's degree or master's degree from an accredited institution of higher education;

(2) Grade point average of at least 3.0 ;

(3) Two or more years of teaching experience or five years of documented successful work experience in education, management, or administration.

(4) Verification from the employing school district that the alternative principal license applicant has been selected to serve in the position of principal or assistant principal, including verification of the grade levels associated with the assignment.

(B) The employing school district shall provide a mentoring program for alternatively-licensed principals or assistant principals that includes the following:

(1) Assignment of a mentor who holds a standard principal license or certificate and who has served in the capacity of principal;

(2) Completion of interstate school leaders licensure consortium (ISLLC) self-assessment (available through the department's website at education.ohio.gov www.ode.state.oh.us/teaching-profession/teacher/recruitment_retention/alt_cond/);

(3) Development of a personal learning plan approved by the mentor and superintendent; and

(4) Assistance in acquiring critical knowledge in the following areas that are referenced in the Ohio standards for principals as adopted by the state board of education and available on the educator standards board website at esb.ode.state.oh.us:

(a) Continuous improvement - Principals help create a shared vision and clear goals for the school and ensure continuous progress toward achieving the goals;

(b) Instruction - Principals support the implementation of high-quality standards-based instruction that results in higher levels of achievement for all students;

(c) School operations, resources, and learning environment - Principals allocate resources and manage school operations in order to ensure a safe and productive learning environment;

(d) Collaboration - Principals establish and sustain collaborative learning and shared leadership to promote student learning and achievement of all students;

(e) Parents and community engagement - Principals engage parents and community members in the educational process and create an environment where community resources support student learning, achievement, and well-being.

(C) For non-educators issued an alternative principal license, the employing school district shall develop and implement a planned program for obtaining classroom teaching experience (one hundred eighty clock hours with a minimum of ninety hours in both year one and year two). Such a program must require the alternatively-licensed principal or assistant principal to work with an experienced teacher who consistently demonstrates effective practice at the accomplished or distinguished level of the Ohio standards for the teaching profession (esb.ode.state.oh.us) in order to obtain teaching experience based on guidelines developed by the Ohio department of education.

(D) Eligibility for a professional license for principals. A professional principal license will be issued to the holder of an alternative principal license upon successful completion of the following:

(1) Three years of successful experience under the alternative principal license;

(2) For individuals not holding a master's degree at the time of initial issuance of the alternative principal license, completion of a master's degree in education administration from an accredited institution;

(3) For individuals with a master's degree at the time of initial issuance of the alternative principal license, completion of six semester hours in school law, school supervision, and teacher evaluation, plus an additional six semester hours from an accredited institution of higher education or ninety clock hours of professional development based on pre-assessment data and personal learning goals;

(4) Participating in a structured mentoring program provided by the school district as outlined in paragraph (B) of this rule;

(5) For non-educators, verification by the superintendent of successful completion of the classroom teaching experience requirement based upon input from an experienced teacher who consistently demonstrates effective practice at the accomplished or distinguished level of the Ohio standards for the teaching profession (esb.ode.state.oh.us); and

(6) Successful completion of the state board of education examination required for administrators.

(E) A one-year alternative principal license may also be issued at the request of an employing superintendent to an individual who holds a currently valid standard principal license or certificate and who the employing superintendent wishes to assign to serve as a principal or assistant principal at grade levels that are not currently included on the individual's standard principal license. Upon completion of one year of successful experience as a principal or assistant principal at the grade levels appearing on the alternative principal license and participation in a structured mentoring program provided by the employing school/district, the individual shall be qualify to add the new grade levels to his/her currently valid standard principal license.

(F) The department of education shall not issue an alternative principal license to the holder of a standard principal license who has not completed the required coursework or other professional development work to review the expired or expiring standard principal license.

Effective: 09/25/2010
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 06/08/2010 and 09/25/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3301.07 , 3319.27
Rule Amplifies: 3319.27
Prior Effective Dates: 9/23/2005

3301-24-12 Alternative superintendent license and alternative administrative specialist license.

(A) A two-year alternative superintendent or administrative specialist license valid for serving as a superintendent or administrative specialist, which shall be renewable one time, shall be issued at the request of the board of education of a city, educational service center, local, exempted village, joint-vocational school district, or the governing authority of a chartered nonpublic school to an individual who is deemed to be of good moral character and who evidences the following:

(1) Master's degree from an accredited university for the alternative superintendent license; bachelor's or master's degree from an accredited university for the administrative specialist;

(2) A position appropriate to the license and board resolution of appointment to position;

(3) A grade point average of at least 3.0 ; and

(4) Five or more years of documented successful experience in teaching, administration, education, or management.

(B) The employing school district shall provide a mentoring program for alternatively licensed superintendents or administrative specialists that includes the following:

(1) Assignment of a mentor;

(2) Completion of a competency based self-assessment developed by the Ohio department of education, which is available through the ODE website at http://www.ode.state.oh.us/Teaching-Profession/teacher/recruitment_retention/PDF/ISLLC_School_Leadership_Self_Inventory/pdf ;

(3) Development of a personal learning plan; and

(4) Participation in a structured mentoring program consisting of seventy clock hours during the initial two-year license and an additional fifty hours during the second two-year license for individuals holding a bachelor's degree.

(C) For non-educators issued an alternative superintendent license or an alternative administrative specialist license, the employing school district shall require the administrator to develop a plan that outlines observation of classroom instruction across grade levels and subject areas within the school district.

(D) Eligibility for a professional license. A professional license will be issued to the holder of an alternative superintendent or administrative specialist license upon the successful completion of the following:

(1) Four year of successful experience under the alternative superintendent or administrative specialist license;

(2) For individuals not holding a master's degree, completion of a minimum of fifteen semester hours from an accredited university leading toward a master's degree in an area of study appropriate to the position held during their initial two-year license and completion of a master's degree during their second two-year license;

(3) For individuals holding a master's degree, completion of nine semester hours from an accredited university or one-hundred and thirty-five clock hours of professional development based on their personal learning plan during their initial two-year license and completion of an additional six semester hours or ninety clock hours of professional development based on their personal learning plan during their second two-year license;

(4) Participation in a structured mentoring program provided by the school district as outlined in paragraph (B) of this rule; and

(5) Successful completion of the state board of education examination required for administrators, which is available through the ODE website at

http://www.ode.state.oh.us/Teaching-Profession/Teacher/Educator_Preparation/pdf/Praxis_II_Chart_06_22_05.pdf

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R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/04/2010 and 11/04/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3301.07 , 3319.22 , 3319.27
Rule Amplifies: 3319.27
Prior Effective Dates: 2/24/2006

3301-24-13 Relinquishment of license or teaching field.

(A) Definitions:

(1) .Educator means the individual holding a license and requesting to relinquish the license or a teaching field.

(2) Department under this chapter means the Ohio department of education as defined in section 3301.13 of the Revised Code.

(3) District under this chapter means all school districts as described under section 3311.01 of the Revised Code, educational service centers, community schools, county boards of MRDD or chartered non-public schools.

(4) License means the same as the term license as defined in division (A) of section 3319.31 of the Revised Code.

(5) State board under this chapter means the Ohio state board of education as defined in section 3301.13 of the Revised Code.

(6) Superintendent under this chapter means the superintendent of public instruction or his designee as provided by section 3301.13 of the Revised Code.

(7) Teaching field under this chapter means a specific grade level and/or subject area an educator is licensed to teach or perform an administrative duty.

(B) The superintendent of public instruction may accept the relinquishment of a license or teaching field. An educator who relinquishes a license shall agree, in writing, and his/her signature shall be acknowledged by two witnesses and notarized by a notary public to the following:

(1) The relinquishment of a license or teaching field is a permanent action; the state board shall not reactivate a relinquished license or teaching field;

(2) The educator is precluded from holding any position in an Ohio school that requires the relinquished license or teaching field;

(3) The state board shall evaluate any subsequent applications for licensure as if the relinquished license never existed. Candidates may apply only for licensure and teaching fields that currently exist in the Administrative Code at the time of application and shall meet requirements to obtain licensure or the teaching field;

(4) The educator agrees to report the relinquishment to his/her employing school district, or any other employing agency, which requires licensure through the state board;

(5) Except for the enforcement of the relinquishment, the educator shall release the state board and the department, its members, employees, agents, officers, and representatives, jointly and severally, from any liability arising from this matter;

(6) The educator shall hold harmless, including proceeding with any action to recover attorney's fees from the state board and the department, its members, employees, agents, officers, and representatives jointly and severally;

(7) The relinquishment contains the entire agreement and understanding between the state board and the educator and supersedes and replaces all prior conversations or agreements;

(8) A copy of the relinquishment shall be sent to the educator's employing school district or other educational entity and it shall be the educator's responsibility to provide a copy of the relinquishment to any new, potential educational employer before hire;

(9) The relinquishment shall be considered a public record as defined in section 149.43 of the Revised Code; and

(10) The relinquishment may be reported to appropriate organizations, data banks and governmental agencies.

(C) The superintendent shall not accept the relinquishment of a license or teaching field if he/she knows or has reason to believe that the relinquishment is being done to avoid an investigation and/or action under sections 3319.31 and 3319.311 of the Revised Code.

(D) The relinquishment of a license or teaching field under this rule shall not be considered a disciplinary matter and shall not be subject to division (G) of section 3319.311 of the Revised Code.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/04/2010 and 11/04/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3301.07 , 3319.22
Rule Amplifies: 3319.22
Prior Effective Dates: 2/24/2006

3301-24-14 Supplemental teaching license.

(A) A one-year supplemental teaching license, renewable two times, shall be issued at the request of the 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 the following:

(1) A currently valid professional or permanent Ohio teaching certificate or resident educator license, or professional teaching license, senior professional educator license or lead professional educator license;

(2) Completion of the prerequisite requirements for the requested supplemental teaching license as specified in paragraphs (A)(2)(a) to (A)(2)(e) of this rule:

(a) Intervention specialist or early childhood intervention specialist: six semester hours of intervention specialist or early childhood intervention specialist coursework, which may be waived at the request of the employing superintendent if he/she determines that the teacher's experience and training sufficiently enables them to meet the needs of the assigned students;

(b) Adolescence to young adult, middle childhood, or multi-age: twenty semester hours in the subject area for which the supplemental teaching license is sought including a broad distribution of coursework covering all areas to be taught, except that the areas of adolescence to young adult integrated science, integrated language arts and integrated social studies shall require forty semester hours of coursework covering all areas that may be taught with the integrated license;

(c) Early childhood: twelve semester hours of professional education coursework in the area of early childhood education;

(d) Endorsement areas (as specified in paragraph (E) of rule 3301-24-05 of the Administrative Code , excluding the endorsements that are not teaching areas, which are teacher leader, literacy specialist, mathematics specialist, science specialist and career-technical worksite teacher/coordinator): holds the appropriate prerequisite credential as specified for the endorsement area and has completed six semester hours in the teaching area for which the supplemental teaching license is requested; and

(e) Career-technical workforce development areas: Five years of fulltime work experience or the equivalent in the career field, as verified by the employing school district in accordance with procedures and forms prescribed by the Ohio department of education (education.ohio.gov), and a minimum of three semester hours of an approved pre-service career-technical education program from a college or university that is approved to prepare career-technical workforce development teachers.

(3) The individual who is issued the supplemental teaching license agrees to complete, while employed under the supplemental teaching license and subsequent renewals thereof, additional coursework and testing requirements for full licensure in the supplemental area as a condition of holding and teaching under a supplemental teaching license.

(B) The employing school district shall assign a mentor to the holder of a supplemental teaching license. The assigned mentor shall be a teacher with teaching experience and standard licensure in the area in which the supplemental teaching license is issued.

(C) The first renewal of the supplemental teaching license shall require completion of the following:

(1) Maintenance of a currently valid professional or permanent Ohio teaching certificate, or resident educator license, professional teaching license, senior professional educator license or lead professional educator licensure;

(2) An additional six semester hours of coursework in a program or content area leading to licensure in the area in which the supplemental teaching license is held; and

(3) Successful completion of the examination prescribed by the state board of education for the licensure area.

(4) Except for the area of career-technical workforce development, if it has been determined via transcript evaluation/equivalent review by the Ohio department of education that all of the required coursework for the licensure area has already been completed, then the only requirement for the first renewal of the supplemental teaching license will be the examination prescribed by the state board of education for the licensure area.

(D) The second renewal of the supplemental teaching license shall require completion of an additional six semester hours of coursework in a program or content area leading to licensure in the area in which the supplemental teaching license is held and maintenance of a currently valid professional or permanent Ohio teaching certificate or resident educator license, professional teaching license, senior professional educator license or lead professional educator license.

(E) In order to advance from a supplemental teaching license to a standard teaching license, the requirements specified in paragraphs (E)(1) to (E)(6) of this rule shall be successfully completed, as applicable to the type of supplemental teaching license that is held:

(1) Intervention specialist or early childhood intervention specialist: an approved program of preparation and recommendation by the dean or head of teacher education or the equivalent, which is defined as completion of a thirty semester hour major in the specified area of intervention specialist or early childhood intervention specialist, with a minimum of eighteen semester hours of core intervention specialist or early childhood intervention specialist coursework, a minimum of twelve semester hours in the teaching of reading as described in section 3319.24 of the Revised Code, and verification from the employing superintendent that the supplemental teaching license holder has taught successfully in the licensure area for a minimum of two years;

(2) Adolescence to young adult and multi-age: an approved program of preparation and recommendation by the dean or head of teacher education or the equivalent, which is defined as completion of a thirty semester hour major in the subject area (or a sixty semester hour major for integrated social studies, integrated language arts, or integrated science) consisting of coursework well distributed across the subject area showing increasing depth and complexity and with sufficient advanced coursework to constitute a major field of study as well as a grade level specific pedagogy course and verification from the employing superintendent that the supplemental teaching license holder has taught successfully in the licensure area for a minimum of two years;

(3) Middle childhood: an approved program of preparation and recommendation by the dean or head of teacher education or the equivalent, which is defined as completion of an additional six semester hours in the content area beyond what was required for the initial supplemental teaching license, a grade level specific pedagogy course, a minimum of twelve semester hours in the teaching of reading as described in section 3319.24 of the Revised Code, and verification from the employing superintendent that the supplemental teaching license holder has taught successfully in the licensure area for a minimum of two years;

(4) Early childhood: an approved program of preparation and recommendation by the dean or head of teacher education or the equivalent, which is defined as completion of a thirty semester hour major in the area of early childhood education with sufficient distribution of coursework to cover all areas to be taught, a minimum of twelve semester hours in the teaching of reading as described in section 3319.24 of the Revised Code, and verification from the employing superintendent that the supplemental teaching license holder has taught successfully in the licensure area for a minimum of two years;

(5) Endorsement areas: an approved program of preparation and recommendation by the dean or head of teacher education or the equivalent, which is defined as completion of a twenty semester hour concentration of coursework specifically in the endorsement area and verification from the employing superintendent that the supplemental teaching license holder has taught successfully in the licensure area for a minimum of two years. For the early childhood generalist endorsement, a minimum of nine additional semester hours of study aligned with the Ohio academic content standards (available on the department's website at education.ohio.gov) for grades four and five and including preparation in pedagogy and child/adolescent development appropriate for grades four and five, are required, as well as two years of successful teaching experience in the licensure area. For the middle childhood generalist endorsement, an additional six semester hours of study in each of the content areas to be added, aligned with the state academic content standards; evidence of preparation in pedagogy in each of the additional content areas, are required, as well as two years of successful teaching experience in the licensure area.

(6) Career-technical workforce development areas: An approved program of preparation from a college or university that is approved to prepare career-technical workforce development teachers

(F) Once an individual has been issued a supplemental teaching license for a particular licensure area or teaching field, it will be necessary to complete the supplemental licensure program or the equivalent and be issued a standard teaching license in that area, prior to requesting a supplemental teaching license in another area.

Effective: 07/24/2011
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/30/2011 and 07/24/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3301.07 , 3319.22
Rule Amplifies: 3319.22
Prior Effective Dates: 4/22/2006

3301-24-15 Provisional educator license for STEM schools.

(A) Provisional license for STEM school teacher: A two-year provisional educator license for teaching science, technology, engineering or mathematics in grades six through twelve, which shall be valid only for teaching in a STEM school, defined as a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics school established pursuant to Chapter 3326. of the Revised Code, shall be issued to an individual who is deemed to be of good moral character, who has been engaged as a teacher by a STEM school, and who evidences the qualifications specified in paragraphs (A)(1) and (A)(2) of this rule.

(1) The individual holds a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education in a field related to the subject area to be taught; and

(2) The individual has passed an examination prescribed by the state board of education in the subject area to be taught.

(B) Apprenticeship program: The holder of a provisional educator license issued pursuant to this rule shall complete a structured apprenticeship program provided by an educational service center or a teacher preparation program approved under section 3319.23 of the Revised Code in partnership with the STEM school that employs the license holder. The apprenticeship program shall include the components specified in paragraphs (B)(1) and (B)(2) of this rule.

(1) Mentoring by a teacher or administrator who regularly observes the license holder's classroom instruction, provides feedback on the license holder's teaching strategies and classroom management, and engages the license holder in discussions about methods for fostering and measuring student learning;

(2) Regularly scheduled seminars or meetings that address the topics specified in paragraphs (B)(2)(a) to (B)(2)(g) of this rule:

(a) Statewide academic standards adopted by the state board of education pursuant to section 3301.079 of the Revised Code and the importance of aligning curriculum with those standards;

(b) Achievement tests prescribed by section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code;

(c) The school district and building accountability system established pursuant to Chapter 3302. of the Revised Code;

(d) Instructional methods and strategies;

(e) Student development;

(f) Assessing student progress and providing remediation and intervention, as necessary, to meet student special needs; and

(g) Classroom management and record keeping.

(C) Eligibility for a professional educator license: Upon successful completion of the requirements specified in paragraphs (C)(1) to (C)(4) of this rule an individual holding a provisional educator license issued pursuant to this rule may apply for a five year professional educator license in the same subject area named in the provisional license.

(1) Two years of successful teaching under a provisional educator license issued pursuant to this rule;

(2) Successful completion of the apprenticeship program described in paragraph (B) of this rule;

(3) Evidence of a positive recommendation indicating that the applicant is an effective teacher from the chief administrative officer of the STEM school that most recently employed the applicant as a classroom teacher; and

(4) Evidence of a positive recommendation indicating that the applicant is an effective teacher from the educational service center or teacher preparation program administrator in charge of the apprenticeship program completed by the applicant.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 04/24/2013 and 04/24/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3301.07 , 3319.22 , 3319.28
Rule Amplifies: 3319.28 , 3326.13
Prior Effective Dates: 9/19/2008

3301-24-16 Senior professional educator license.

(A) The senior professional educator license, issued in the areas specified in paragraph (B) of this rule, shall be valid for five years and shall be renewable. The senior professional educator license shall be issued to an individual who is deemed to be of good moral character and who evidences completion of the requirements specified in paragraphs (A) (1) to (A) (4) of this rule:

(1) An applicant for a senior professional educator license shall have completed a master's degree or higher from an institution of higher education that is accredited by a regional accrediting organization, or equivalent accreditation if the degree was completed outside the United States. The regional accrediting organizations that are recognized by the United States department of education and that meet the definition of a regional accrediting organization are the middle states association of colleges and schools commission on higher education; the New England association of schools and colleges commission on institutions of higher education; the north central association of colleges and schools higher learning commission; the northwest commission on colleges and universities; the southern association of colleges and schools commission on colleges; and the western association of schools and colleges accrediting commission for senior colleges and universities. A database of accredited institutions of higher education is available on the United States department of education website at www.ope.ed.gov/accreditation/ and will indicate whether an institution of higher education is regionally accredited by one of the regional accrediting organizations cited in this paragraph;

(2) An applicant for a senior professional educator license shall be the holder of one of the following teaching credentials in the same teaching area for which the senior professional educator license is requested: a five year professional teaching license, an eight year professional teaching certificate, or a permanent teaching certificate.

(3) An applicant for a senior professional educator license shall have completed nine years of successful teaching experience under a standard teaching certificate or license, in accordance with the following specifications:

(a) A standard teaching certificate means a four year provisional, an eight year professional, or a permanent teaching certificate, and a standard teaching license means a two year provisional or a five year professional teaching license, as defined in rule 3301-24-01 of the Administrative Code. A four year resident educator license established under section 3319.22 of the Revised Code is also a standard teaching license.

(b) A "year" of teaching experience for purposes of this rule has the same meaning as in section 3319.09 of the Revised Code, which is actual service of not less than one hundred twenty days within a school year.

(c) At least five years of the required nine years of teaching experience shall have been under a five year professional teaching license, an eight year professional teaching certificate, or a permanent teaching certificate.

(4) An applicant for a senior professional educator license shall have met the criteria for the accomplished or distinguished level of performance described in the Ohio standards for the teaching profession adopted by the state board of education under section 3319.61 of the Revised Code (available on the educator standards board's website at esb.ode.state.oh.us). The mechanism by which an applicant for a senior professional educator license shall demonstrate that he/she has met the criteria for the accomplished or distinguished level of performance shall be through the applicant's designation as a master teacher in accordance with the definition and criteria for a master teacher adopted by the state board of education under section 3319.61 of the Revised Code (available on the department of education's website at education.ohio.gov, search keywords master teacher).

(B) Senior professional educator licenses shall be issued for the areas of early childhood, middle childhood, adolescence to young adult, multi-age, intervention specialist, early childhood intervention specialist, and career-technical teacher license types established under rule 3301-24-05 of the Administrative Code and section 3319.22 of the Revised Code, and for kindergarten-primary, elementary, kindergarten-elementary, prekindergarten, middle grades, high school, comprehensive high school, special all grades, education of the handicapped and vocational education teaching certificate/license types established under former rules of the state board of education and the laws of Ohio. Applicants for a senior professional educator license in any of these areas shall have previously held a five year professional teaching license, an eight year professional teaching certificate, or a permanent teaching certificate in the same area in which the senior professional educator license is requested.

Effective: 09/25/2010
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 09/25/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3301.07 , 3319.22
Rule Amplifies: 3319.22

3301-24-17 Lead professional educator license.

(A) The lead professional educator license, issued in the areas specified in paragraph (B) of this rule, shall be valid for five years and shall be renewable. The lead professional educator license shall be issued to an individual who is deemed to be of good moral character and who evidences completion of the requirements specified in paragraphs (A) (1) to (A) (4) of this rule:

(1) An applicant for a lead professional educator license shall have completed a masters degree or higher from an institution of higher education that is accredited by a regional accrediting organization, or equivalent accreditation if the degree was completed outside the United States. The regional accrediting organizations that are recognized by the United States department of education and that meet the definition of a regional accrediting organization are the middle states association of colleges and schools commission on higher education; the New England association of schools and colleges commission on institutions of higher education; the north central association of colleges and schools higher learning commission; the northwest commission on colleges and universities; the southern association of colleges and schools commission on colleges; and the western association of schools and colleges accrediting commission for senior colleges and universities. A database of accredited institutions of higher education is available on the United States department of education website at www.ope.ed.gov/accreditation/ and will indicate whether an institution of higher education is regionally accredited by one of the regional accrediting organizations cited in this paragraph;

(2) An applicant for a lead professional educator license shall be the holder of one of the following teaching credentials in the same teaching area for which the lead professional educator license is requested: a five year professional teaching license, a senior professional educator license, an eight year professional teaching certificate, or a permanent teaching certificate.

(3) An applicant for a lead professional educator license shall have completed nine years of successful teaching experience under a standard teaching certificate or license, in accordance with the following specifications:

(a) A standard teaching certificate means a four year provisional, an eight year professional, or a permanent teaching certificate, and a standard teaching license means a two year provisional or a five year professional teaching license, as defined in rule 3301-24-01 of the Administrative Code. A four year resident educator license and a senior professional educator license established under section 3319.22 of the Revised Code are also standard teaching licenses.

(b) A "year" of teaching experience for purposes of this rule has the same meaning as in section 3319.09 of the Revised Code, which is actual service of not less than one hundred twenty days within a school year.

(c) At least five years of the required nine years of teaching experience shall have been under a five year professional teaching license, a senior professional educator license, an eight year professional teaching certificate, or a permanent teaching certificate.

(4) An applicant for a lead professional educator license shall have met the criteria for the distinguished level of performance described in the Ohio standards for the teaching profession adopted by the state board of education under section 3319.61 of the Revised Code (available on the educator standards board's website at esb.ode.state.oh.us). Demonstration that an applicant has met the criteria for the distinguished level of performance shall be accomplished through either of the following two methods:

(a) The applicant demonstrates that he/she has met the criteria for the distinguished level of performance by being the holder of a valid certificate issued by the national board for professional teaching standards (www.nbpts.org/); or

(b) The applicant demonstrates that he/she has met the criteria for the distinguished level of performance by meeting both of the following two requirements:

(i) The applicant is the holder of a teacher leader endorsement earned through completion of an approved program of preparation, as established in rule 3301-24-05 of the Administrative Code; and

(ii) The applicant has been designated as a master teacher in accordance with the definition and criteria for a master teacher adopted by the state board of education under section 3319.61 of the Revised Code (available on the department of education's website at education.ohio.gov, search keywords master teacher).

(B) Lead professional educator licenses shall be issued for the areas of early childhood, middle childhood, adolescence to young adult, multi-age, intervention specialist, early childhood intervention specialist, and career-technical teacher license types established under rule 3301-24-05 of the Administrative Code and section 3319.22 of the Revised Code, and for kindergarten-primary, elementary, kindergarten-elementary, prekindergarten, middle grades, high school, comprehensive high school, special all grades, education of the handicapped and vocational education teaching certificate/license types established under former rules of the state board of education and the laws of Ohio. Applicants for a lead professional educator license in any of these areas shall have previously held a five year professional teaching license, a senior professional educator license, an eight year professional teaching certificate, or a permanent teaching certificate in the same area in which the lead professional educator license is requested.

Effective: 09/25/2010
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 09/25/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3301.07 , 3319.22
Rule Amplifies: 3319.22

3301-24-18 Resident educator license.

(A) The four year resident educator license shall be issued in the areas specified in paragraph (D) of this rule and shall require the license holder to successfully complete the Ohio resident educator program in order to qualify for a professional educator license (education.ohio.gov). The resident educator license shall be issued to an individual who holds a bachelors degree from an accredited institution of higher education, who has successfully completed an approved program of teacher preparation, who is deemed to be of good moral character, who has successfully completed an examination prescribed by the state board of education, who has demonstrated skill in integrating educational technology in the instruction of children, who has been recommended by the dean or head of teacher education at an institution approved to prepare teachers, and who has completed:

(1) A minimum of twelve semester hours in the teaching of reading, as required in section 3319.24 of the Revised Code, including at least one separate three semester hour course in the teaching of phonics, and coursework on knowledge and beliefs about reading; knowledge base; individual differences; reading difficulties; creating a literate environment; word identification, vocabulary, and spelling; comprehension; study strategies; writing; assessment; communicating information about reading; curriculum development; professional development; research; supervision of paraprofessionals; and professionalism for the early childhood resident educator license, the middle childhood resident educator license, the intervention specialist resident educator license; and the early childhood intervention specialist resident educator license; and

(2) A minimum of three semester hours on the teaching of reading in the content area that includes instruction in organizing instruction, use of protocols for oral language development, strategies for word skill development, strategies for reading comprehension, and assessment strategies for instructional purposes for the multi-age resident educator license, the adolescence to young adult resident educator license, and the career-technical resident educator license.

(B) Notwithstanding paragraph (A) of this rule, a four year resident educator license shall be issued to each person who is assigned to teach in the state of Ohio as a participant in the teach for America program and who meets the following four conditions:

(1) The person holds a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education;

(2) The person has maintained a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of at least 2.5 out of 4.0, or its equivalent;

(3) The person has passed an examination prescribed by the state board of education in the subject area to be taught; and

(4) The person has successfully completed the summer training institute operated by teach for America.

(C) Also notwithstanding paragraph (A) of this rule, a four year resident educator license shall be issued to any applicant who has completed at least two years of teaching in another state as a participant in the teach for America program and who meets all of the conditions specified in paragraphs (B)(1) to (B)(4) of this rule. An applicant under this paragraph shall be credited as having completed two years of the teacher residency program established under section 3319.223 of the Revised Code.

(D) Resident educator licenses shall be issued in the areas described in paragraph (D) of this rule:

(1) Early childhood resident educator license, valid for teaching in grades prekindergarten through grade three. A minimum of twelve semester hours in the teaching of reading as described in section 3319.24 of the Revised Code shall be required for the early childhood resident educator license, except that this shall not be a requirement for an early childhood resident educator license issued pursuant to paragraph (B) or paragraph (C) of this rule and section 3319.227 of the Revised Code.

(2) Middle childhood resident educator license, valid for teaching in grades four through nine in the curriculum areas named in such license. The middle childhood teacher preparation program shall include areas of concentration in at least two of the following: reading and language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies, except that this shall not be a requirement for a middle childhood resident educator license issued pursuant to paragraph (B) or paragraph (C) of this rule and section 3319.227 of the Revised Code. A minimum of twelve semester hours in the teaching of reading as described in section 3319.24 of the Revised Code shall be required for the middle childhood resident educator license, except that this shall not be a requirement for a middle childhood resident educator license issued pursuant to paragraph (B) or paragraph (C) of this rule and section 3319.227 of the Revised Code. A middle childhood license may be issued in one or more of the concentration areas listed in this paragraph to the holder of a standard teaching certificate or license who has completed an approved middle childhood program and an examination prescribed by the state board of education.

(3) Adolescence to young adult resident educator license, valid for teaching in grades seven through twelve in the curriculum areas named in such license. Preparation in the teaching field shall constitute at least an academic major or its equivalent with sufficient advanced coursework in all areas to be taught as specified by the teacher preparation institution, except that this shall not be a requirement for an adolescence to young adult resident educator license issued pursuant to paragraph (B) or paragraph (C) of this rule and section 3319.227 of the Revised Code. A minimum of three semester hours in the teaching of reading in the content area shall be required for the adolescence to young adult resident educator license, except that this shall not be a requirement for an adolescence to young adult resident educator license issued pursuant to paragraph (B) or paragraph (C) of this rule and section 3319.227 of the Revised Code. Licenses shall be issued in the following teaching fields:

(a) Earth sciences

(b) Integrated language arts

(c) Integrated mathematics

(d) Integrated science

(e) Integrated social studies

(f) Life sciences

(g) Physical sciences (individuals may seek licensure in physical sciences: chemistry; physical sciences: physics; or physical sciences: chemistry and physics)

(4) Multi-age resident educator license, valid for teaching in grades prekindergarten through twelve in the curriculum areas named in such license. Preparation in the teaching field shall constitute at least an academic major or its equivalent with sufficient advanced coursework in all areas to be taught as specified by the teacher preparation institution, except that this shall not be a requirement for a multi-age resident educator license issued pursuant to paragraph (B) or paragraph (C) of this rule and section 3319.227 of the Revised Code. A minimum of three semester hours in the teaching of reading in the content area shall be required for the multi-age resident educator license, except that this shall not be a requirement for a multi-age resident educator license issued pursuant to paragraph (B) or paragraph (C) of this rule and section 3319.227 of the Revised Code.

Licenses shall be issued in the following teaching fields:

(a) Computer information science

(b) Bilingual education

(c) Dance

(d) Drama/theater

(e) World language

(f) Health

(g) Library/media

(h) Music

(i) Physical education

(j) Teaching English to speakers of other languages

(k) Visual arts

(5) Intervention specialist resident educator license, valid for teaching learners in the areas designated below. A minimum of twelve semester hours in the teaching of reading as described in section 3319.24 of the Revised Code shall be required for the intervention specialist resident educator license, except that this shall not be a requirement for an intervention specialist resident educator license issued pursuant to paragraph (B) or paragraph (C) of this rule and section 3319.227 of the Revised Code. Licenses shall be issued in the following areas:

(a) Gifted, valid for teaching learners ages five through twenty-one and kindergarten through grade twelve;

(b) Mild/moderate educational needs, valid for teaching learners ages five through twenty-one and kindergarten through grade twelve;

(c) Moderate/intensive educational needs, valid for teaching learners ages five through twenty-one and kindergarten through grade twelve;

(d) Visually impaired, valid for teaching learners ages three through twenty-one and prekindergarten through grade twelve;

(e) Hearing impaired, valid for teaching learners ages three through twenty-one and prekindergarten through grade twelve.

(6) Early childhood intervention specialist resident educator license, valid for teaching learners with mild/moderate/intensive educational needs from prekindergarten through grade three, and for providing service coordination. A minimum of twelve semester hours in the teaching of reading as described in section 3319.24 of the Revised Code shall be required for the early childhood intervention specialist resident educator license, except that this shall not be a requirement for an early childhood intervention specialist resident educator license issued pursuant to paragraph (B) or paragraph (C) of this rule and section 3319.227 of the Revised Code.

(7) Career-technical resident educator license, valid for teaching the subjects named in such license to learners ages eight and beyond and grades four and beyond. The career-technical resident educator license may be obtained by an individual who holds a bachelors degree, who has successfully completed an approved program of preparation, who has successfully completed an examination prescribed by the state board of education, who has been recommended by the dean or head of teacher education at an institution approved to prepare career-technical teachers and who evidences two years of recent and successful related work experience or the equivalent in the teaching area, or to an individual who meets the requirements specified in paragraph (B) or (C) of this rule. Career-technical resident educator licenses shall be issued for specific programs or taxonomies in the following teaching fields:

(a) Agriculture

(b) Health occupations

(c) Integrated business

(d) Family and consumer sciences

(e) Technology education

(f) Marketing

(g) Trade and industry

(E) A four year resident educator license may be extended by the Ohio department of education on a case by case basis in order to enable the license holder to complete the Ohio resident educator program.

Effective: 02/24/2012
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/29/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3301.07 , 3319.22 , 3319.227
Rule Amplifies: 3319.22 , 3319.227
Prior Effective Dates: 1/29/2011

3301-24-19 Alternative resident educator license for teaching a designated subject in grades kindergarten to twelve.

(A) A four year alternative resident educator license, valid for teaching the academic subject area named in such license in grades kindergarten to twelve, shall be issued to an individual who is deemed to be of good moral character and who evidences meeting the requirements specified in paragraph (A) of this rule:

(1) A bachelors degree from an accredited institution of higher education;

(2) A minimum of twenty-four semester hours (thirty-six quarter hours) of coursework in the subject area to be taught, with a grade point average of at least 2.5 related to that coursework, with the exception of integrated social studies, integrated language arts, and integrated science, which shall require a minimum of forty-eight semester hours (seventy-two quarter hours) in the subject area to be taught, with a grade point average of at least 2.5 related to that coursework. Six semester hours of the required forty-eight semester hours for integrated language arts shall be in the area of teaching reading. Coursework shall be well distributed across the subject area and show increasing depth and complexity and include advanced coursework in the subject area. Extensive work experience directly related to the area to be taught may be considered towards fulfillment of the requirements specified in paragraph (A)(2) of this rule by the Ohio credential review board established under section 3319.65 of the Revised Code.

(3) Successful completion of the intensive pedagogical training institute established under section 3319.26 of the Revised Code or a summer training institute that has been approved by the chancellor of the Ohio board of regents pursuant to section 3319.26 of the Revised Code, in order to receive instruction in the principles and practices of teaching for individuals seeking an alternative resident educator license (information available at education.ohio.gov);

(4) Successful completion of the state board of education required examination for teacher licensure that measures content knowledge of the subject area to be taught in grades seven to twelve.

(B) The holder of an alternative resident educator license for teaching a designated academic subject in grades kindergarten to twelve shall meet the requirements specified in paragraph (B) of this rule as a condition of continuing to hold the license:

(1) Participate in the four year Ohio resident educator program (information available at education.ohio.gov);

(2) Show satisfactory progress in taking and successfully completing at least twelve additional semester hours (eighteen quarter hours) of professional education coursework, from a college or university approved to prepare teachers, in the principles and practices of teaching, student development and learning, pupil assessment procedures, curriculum development, classroom management and teaching methodology, or show satisfactory progress in taking and successfully completing a prosessional development program that has been approved by the chancellor of the Ohio board of regents pursuant to section 3319.26 of the Revised Code;

(3) In the second year of teaching under the alternative resident educator license, take the state board of education examination for teacher licensure that measures professional knowledge.

(C) Eligibility for a professional educator license. A professional educator license shall be issued to the holder of an alternative resident educator license for teaching a designated academic subject in grades kindergarten to twelve upon successful completion of the requirements specified in paragraph (C) of this rule:

(1) Four years of successful teaching experience under the alternative resident educator license as verified by the employing superintendent;

(2) Successful completion of the four year Ohio resident educator program (information available at education.ohio.gov);

(3) Successful completion of the twelve additional semester hours (eighteen quarter hours) of professional education coursework, from a college or university approved to prepare teachers, in the principles and practices of teaching, student development and learning, pupil assessment procedures, curriculum development, classroom management and teaching methodology or a professional development program that has been aprpoved by the chancellor of the Ohio board of regents pursuant to section 3319.26 of the Revised Code; and

(4) Successful completion of a three semester hour course in the teaching of reading in the content area for all subject areas except integrated language arts, which shall require successful completion of a minimum of twelve semester hours (eighteen quarter hours) in the teaching of reading including at least one separate three semester hour course in the teaching of phonics; and

(5) Successful completion of the state board of education examination required for teacher licensure that measures professional knowledge.

(D) A four year alternative resident educator license for teaching a designated subject in grades kindergarten to twelve may be extended by the Ohio department of education on a case by case basis in order to enable the license holder to complete the four year Ohio resident educator program.

Effective: 04/25/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/29/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3301.07 , 3319.26
Rule Amplifies: 3319.26
Prior Effective Dates: 1/29/2011

3301-24-20 Alternative resident educator license for teaching world languages in grades prekindergarten to twelve.

(A) A four year alternative resident educator license, valid for teaching the world language named in such license in grades prekindergarten to twelve, shall be issued to an individual who is deemed to be of good moral character and who evidences meeting the requirements specified in paragraph (A) of this rule:

(1) A bachelors degree from an accredited institution of higher education;

(2) A minimum of twenty-four semester hours (thirty-six quarter hours) of coursework in the world language to be taught, with a grade point average of at least 2.5 related to that coursework. Coursework shall be well distributed across the content area and show increasing depth and complexity and include advanced coursework in the content area. Extensive work experience directly related to the area to be taught may be considered towards fulfillment of the requirements specified in paragraph (A)(2) of this rule by the Ohio credential review board established under section 3319.65 of the Revised Code.

(3) Successful completion of the intensive pedagogical training institute established under section 3319.26 of the Revised Code , or a summer training institute that has been approved by the chancellor of the Ohio board of regents puruant to section 3319.26 of the Revised Code, in order to receive instruction in the principles and practices of teaching for individuals seeking an alternative resident educator license (information available at education.ohio.gov);

(4) Successful completion of the state board of education required examination for teacher licensure that measures content knowledge of the world language to be taught.

(B) The holder of an alternative resident educator license for teaching a world language in grades prekindergarten to twelve shall meet the requirements specified in paragraph (B) of this rule as a condition of continuing to hold the license:

(1) Participate in the four year Ohio resident educator program (information available at education.ohio.gov);

(2) Show satisfactory progress in taking and successfully completing at least twelve additional semester hours (eighteen quarter hours) of professional education coursework, from a college or university approved to prepare teachers, in the principles and practices of teaching, student development and learning, pupil assessment procedures, curriculum development, classroom management and teaching methodology, or show satisfactory progress in taking and successfully completing a professional development program that has been approved by the chancellor of the Ohio board of regents pursuant to section 3319.26 of the Revised Code;

(3) In the second year of teaching under the alternative resident educator license, take the state board of education examination for teacher licensure that measures professional knowledge;

(C) Eligibility for a professional educator license. A professional educator license shall be issued to the holder of an alternative resident educator license for teaching a world language in grades prekindergarten to twelve upon successful completion of the requirements specified in paragraph (C) of this rule:

(1) Four years of successful teaching experience under the alternative resident educator license as verified by the employing superintendent;

(2) Successful completion of the four year Ohio resident educator program (information available at education.ohio.gov);

(3) Successful completion of the twelve additional semester hours (eighteen quarter hours) of professional education coursework, from a college or university approved to prepare teachers, in the principles and practices of teaching, student development and learning, pupil assessment procedures, curriculum development, classroom management and teaching methodology, or show satisfactory progress in taking and successfully completing a professional development program that has been approved by the chancellor of the Ohio board of regents pursuant to section 3319.26 of the Revised Code;

(4) Successful completion of a three semester hour course in the teaching of reading in the content area; and

(5) Successful completion of the state board of education examination required for teacher licensure that measures professional knowledge.

(D) A four year alternative resident educator license for teaching a world language in grades prekindergarten to twelve may be extended by the Ohio department of education on a case by case basis in order to enable the license holder to complete the four year Ohio resident educator program.

Effective: 04/25/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/29/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3301.07 , 3319.26
Rule Amplifies: 3319.26
Prior Effective Dates: 2/14/11

3301-24-21 Alternative resident educator license for intervention specialist grades kindergarten to twelve.

(A) A four year alternative resident educator license valid for serving as an intervention specialist in grades kindergarten to twelve shall be issued to an individual who is deemed to be of good moral character and who evidences meeting the requirements specified in paragraph (A) of this rule. Alternative resident educator licenses for intervention specialist shall be issued in the areas of mild/moderate educational needs, moderate/intensive educational needs, visually impaired, and hearing impaired:

(1) A bachelors degree from an accredited institution of higher education;

(2) A minimum of twenty-four semester hours (thirty-six quarter hours) of coursework in the area of intervention specialist, with a grade point average of at least 2.5 related to that coursework, including a minimum of eighteen semester hours (twenty-seven quarter hours) of core intervention specialist coursework in the area to be taught and six semester hours (nine quarter hours) of coursework in the teaching of reading. Extensive work experience directly related to the area to be taught may be considered towards fulfillment of the requirements specified in paragraph (A)(2) of this rule by the Ohio credential review board established under section 3319.65 of the Revised Code.

(3) Successful completion of the intensive pedagogical training institute established under section 3319.26 of the Revised Code , or a summer training institute that has been approved by the chancellor of the Ohio board of regents pursuant to section 3319.26 of the Revised Code, in order to receive instruction in the principles and practices of teaching for individuals seeking an alternative resident educator license (information available at education.ohio.gov); and

(4) Successful completion of the state board of education required examination for teacher licensure that measures content knowledge of the intervention specialist area to be taught.

(B) The holder of an alternative resident educator license for intervention specialist shall meet the requirements specified in paragraph (B) of this rule as a condition of continuing to hold the license:

(1) Participate in the four year Ohio resident educator program (information available at education.ohio.gov);

(2) Show satisfactory progress in taking and successfully completing at least twelve additional semester hours (eighteen quarter hours) of professional education coursework, from a college or university approved to prepare teachers, in the principles and practices of teaching, student development and learning, pupil assessment procedures, curriculum development, classroom management and teaching methodology, or show satisfactory progress in taking and successfully completing a professional development program that has been approved by the chancellor of the Ohio board of regents pursuant to section 3319.26 of the Revised Code;

(3) Show satisfactory progress in taking and successfully completing a minimum of twelve semester hours (eighteen quarter hours) in the teaching of reading, including at least one separate three semester hour course in the teaching of phonics; and

(4) In the second year of teaching under the alternative resident educator license, take the state board of education examination for teacher licensure that measures professional knowledge.

(C) Eligibility for a professional educator license. A professional educator license shall be issued to the holder of an alternative resident educator license for intervention specialist upon successful completion of the requirements specified in paragraph (C) of this rule:

(1) Four years of successful teaching experience under the alternative resident educator license as verified by the employing superintendent;

(2) Successful completion of the four year Ohio resident educator program (information available at education.ohio.gov);

(3) Successful completion of the twelve additional semester hours (eighteen quarter hours) of professional education coursework, from a college or university approved to prepare teachers, in the principles and practices of teaching, student development and learning, pupil assessment procedures, curriculum development, classroom management and teaching methodology, or a professional development program that has been approved by the chancellor of the Ohio board of regents under section 3319.26 of the Revised Code.

(4) Successful completion of a minimum of twelve semester hours (eighteen quarter hours) in the teaching of reading, including at least one separate three semester hour course in the teaching of phonics; and

(5) Successful completion of the state board of education examination required for teacher licensure that measures professional knowledge.

(D) A four year alternative resident educator license for intervention specialist may be extended by the Ohio department of education on a case by case basis in order to enable the license holder to complete the four year Ohio resident educator program.

Effective: 04/25/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/29/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3301.07 , 3319.22 , 3319.26
Rule Amplifies: 3319.22 , 3319.26
Prior Effective Dates: 01/29/2011

3301-24-22 Alternative resident educator license for career-technical workforce development programs.

(A) A four year alternative resident educator license for teaching in a career-technical workforce development program shall be issued to an individual who is deemed to be of good moral character and who evidences meeting the requirements specified in paragraph (A) of this rule:

(1) A minimum of a high school diploma;

(2) Five years of fulltime work experience or the equivalent in the career field, as verified by the employing school district in accordance with procedures and forms prescribed by the Ohio department of education (education.ohio.gov); and

(3) Successful completion of a summer training institute established under section 3319.26 of the Revised Code, from a college or university that is approved to prepare career-technical workforce development teachers , which will provide instruction in the principles and practices of career-technical teaching for individuals seeking an alternative resident educator license .

(B) The holder of an alternative resident educator license for teaching in a career-technical workforce development program shall meet the requirements specified in paragraph (B) of this rule as a condition of continuing to hold the license:

(1) Participate in the four year Ohio resident educator program (information available at education.ohio.gov);

(2) Show satisfactory progress in taking and successfully completing a twenty-four semester hour program of preparation and professional development, from a college or university that is approved to prepare career-technical workforce development teachers, consisting of career-technical professional education coursework in areas such as the principles and practices of career-technical teaching, student development and learning, pupil assessment procedures, curriculum development, classroom management, teaching methodology and other areas appropriate for career-technical workforce development teachers.

(C) Eligibility for a professional educator license. A professional educator license shall be issued to the holder of an alternative resident educator license for teaching in a career-technical workforce development program upon successful completion of the requirements specified in paragraph (C) of this rule:

(1) Four years of successful teaching experience under the alternative resident educator license as verified by the employing superintendent;

(2) Successful completion of the four year Ohio resident educator program (information available at education.ohio.gov); and

(3) Successful completion of the approved preparation program of twenty-four semester hours from a college or university that is approved to prepare career-technical workforce development teachers, as referenced in paragraph (B)(2) of this rule.

(D) A four year alternative resident educator license for teaching in a career-technical workforce development program may be extended by the Ohio department of education on a case by case basis in order to enable the license holder to complete the four year Ohio resident educator program.

Effective: 04/25/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/29/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3301.07 , 3319.22
Rule Amplifies: 3319.22
Prior Effective Dates: 02/14/2011