(A) Alternative educator license. The nonrenewable two year alternative educator license, valid for teaching the subject area named in such license in grades seven to twelve, shall be issued to an individual who is deemed to be of good moral character and who evidences the following:
(1) A baccalaureate degree;
(2) A major with a GPA of at least 2.5 in the subject area to be taught, or extensive work experience directly related to the area to be taught or a masters degree with a GPA of at least 2.5 in the subject area to be taught.
(3) Completion of six semester hours of professional education coursework within the past five years, with a GPA of 2.5, and from a college or university approved to prepare teachers, including:
(a) Three semester hours in the developmental characteristics of the adolescent through young adult student; and
(b) Three semester hours in teaching methods, including a supervised field experience and
(4) Successful completion of the state board of education required examination for teacher licensure that measures content knowledge of the subject area for which the alternative educator license is sought.
(B) The employing school district shall plan for a mentoring program for alternatively-licensed educators, including the following, and shall submit such plan to the department of education:
(1) Assistance in acquiring knowledge of the school curriculum, responsibilities for implementing the curriculum, and the instructional resources available for such implementation;
(2) Assistance with management tasks; and
(3) Assistance in the improvement of instructional skills and classroom management.
(C) Eligibility for a provisional teacher license. A provisional license will be issued to the holder of an alternative educator license upon successful completion of the following:
(1) Two years of successful teaching experience under the alternative educator license as verified by the employing district superintendent;
(2) Completion of twelve additional semester hours of professional education coursework, with a GPA of 2.5 or above, prior to expiration of the alternative educator license, from a college or university approved to prepare teachers, in the principles and practices of teaching, student development and learning; pupil assessment procedures; curriculum development; classroom management; and teaching methodology; and
(3) Successful completion of the state board of education examination required for teacher licensure that measures professional knowledge.
(D) After receiving the two-year provisional license, the educator must then meet the teacher licensure standards to transfer from a provisional to a professional license, and to renew that license.
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 04/06/2009 and 04/06/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Rule Amplifies: 3319.26
Prior Effective Dates: 3/15/00, 1/16/04