(A) A two-year alternative superintendent or administrative specialist license is valid for serving as a superintendent or administrative specialist . This license shall be renewable one time . This license 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) A master's degree from an accredited university for the alternative superintendent license; a bachelor's or master's degree from an accredited university for the administrative specialist;
(2) A position as a superintendent or administrative specialist, and a board resolution of appointment to that position;
(3) A graduate grade point average of at least 3.0for the alternative superintendent license or a graduate or undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0 for the alternative administrative specialist license; 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 department's website at education.ohio.gov (keyword search school leadership self inventory);
(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 for individuals holding either a master's degree or bachelor's degree. An additional fifty hours is required 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 a two-year alternative superintendent or administrative specialist license upon the successful completion of the following:
(1) Four years 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 . More information is available through the department's website at education.ohio.gov (keyword search alternative superintendent license exam or alternative administrative specialist exam).
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 10/16/2015 and 01/01/2021
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3301.07, 3319.22, 3319.27
Rule Amplifies: 3319.22, 3319.27
Prior Effective Dates: 2/24/2006