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