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