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.
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