3301-24-07 Provisional license renewal.

(A) The two year provisional license for teachers may be renewed if the following requirements are met:

(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 first of the year that the provisional license expires.

(B) The provisional license for teachers shall not be valid for participation in the four year teacher residency program, called the resident educator program, established under section 3319.223 of the Revised Code. A provisional license must be transitioned to a four year resident educator license if the license holder will be a participant in the resident educator program.

Effective: 07/03/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 04/10/2014 and 07/03/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3301.07 , 3319.22
Rule Amplifies: 3319.22 , 3319.223
Prior Effective Dates: 1/1/98, 12/30/04