(A) A two-year alternative superintendent or administrative specialist license valid for serving as a superintendent or administrative specialist, which shall be renewable one time, shall be issued at the request of the board of education of a city, educational service center, local, exempted village, joint-vocational school district, or the governing authority of a chartered nonpublic school to an individual who is deemed to be of good moral character and who evidences the following:
(1) Master's degree from an accredited university for the alternative superintendent license; bachelor's or master's degree from an accredited university for the administrative specialist;
(2) A position appropriate to the license and board resolution of appointment to position;
(3) A grade point average of at least 3.0 ; and
(4) Five or more years of documented successful experience in teaching, administration, education, or management.
(B) The employing school district shall provide a mentoring program for alternatively licensed superintendents or administrative specialists that includes the following:
(1) Assignment of a mentor;
(2) Completion of a competency based self-assessment developed by the Ohio department of education, which is available through the ODE website at http://www.ode.state.oh.us/Teaching-Profession/teacher/recruitment_retention/PDF/ISLLC_School_Leadership_Self_Inventory/pdf ;
(3) Development of a personal learning plan; and
(4) Participation in a structured mentoring program consisting of seventy clock hours during the initial two-year license and an additional fifty hours during the second two-year license for individuals holding a bachelor's degree.
(C) For non-educators issued an alternative superintendent license or an alternative administrative specialist license, the employing school district shall require the administrator to develop a plan that outlines observation of classroom instruction across grade levels and subject areas within the school district.
(D) Eligibility for a professional license. A professional license will be issued to the holder of an alternative superintendent or administrative specialist license upon the successful completion of the following:
(1) Four year of successful experience under the alternative superintendent or administrative specialist license;
(2) For individuals not holding a master's degree, completion of a minimum of fifteen semester hours from an accredited university leading toward a master's degree in an area of study appropriate to the position held during their initial two-year license and completion of a master's degree during their second two-year license;
(3) For individuals holding a master's degree, completion of nine semester hours from an accredited university or one-hundred and thirty-five clock hours of professional development based on their personal learning plan during their initial two-year license and completion of an additional six semester hours or ninety clock hours of professional development based on their personal learning plan during their second two-year license;
(4) Participation in a structured mentoring program provided by the school district as outlined in paragraph (B) of this rule; and
(5) Successful completion of the state board of education examination required for administrators, which is available through the ODE website at