3301-24-03 Educator preparation programs leading to Ohio licensure issued by the state board of education.

(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 chancellor of 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 chancellor of 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) Preparation in implementing evidence-based instructional strategies addressing individual learner differences and employing practices that address the diversity of students' cultures, language origins, and communities;

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

(5) 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;

(6) 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;

(7) 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

(8) 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) If an institution is denied continuing approval by the chancellor of 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.

Effective: 11/22/2014
Five Year Review (FYR) 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, 3/27/2011