3301-24-14 Supplemental teaching license.

(A) A one-year supplemental teaching license, renewable two times, shall be issued at the request of the superintendent of a city, local, exempted village, or joint vocational school district, educational service center, or the governing authority of a chartered nonpublic school or community school to an individual who is deemed to be of good moral character and who evidences the following:

(1) A currently valid professional or permanent Ohio teaching certificate or resident educator license, or professional teaching license, senior professional educator license or lead professional educator license;

(2) Completion of the prerequisite requirements for the requested supplemental teaching license as specified in paragraphs (A)(2)(a) to (A)(2)(e) of this rule:

(a) Intervention specialist or early childhood intervention specialist: six semester hours of intervention specialist or early childhood intervention specialist coursework, which may be waived at the request of the employing superintendent if he/she determines that the teacher's experience and training sufficiently enables them to meet the needs of the assigned students;

(b) Adolescence to young adult, middle childhood, or multi-age: twenty semester hours in the subject area for which the supplemental teaching license is sought including a broad distribution of coursework covering all areas to be taught, except that the areas of adolescence to young adult integrated science, integrated language arts and integrated social studies shall require forty semester hours of coursework covering all areas that may be taught with the integrated license;

(c) Early childhood: twelve semester hours of professional education coursework in the area of early childhood education;

(d) Endorsement areas (as specified in paragraph (E) of rule 3301-24-05 of the Administrative Code , excluding the endorsements that are not teaching areas, which are teacher leader, literacy specialist, mathematics specialist, science specialist and career-technical worksite teacher/coordinator): holds the appropriate prerequisite credential as specified for the endorsement area and has completed six semester hours in the teaching area for which the supplemental teaching license is requested; and

(e) Career-technical workforce development areas: Five years of fulltime work experience or the equivalent in the career field, as verified by the employing school district in accordance with procedures and forms prescribed by the Ohio department of education (education.ohio.gov), and a minimum of three semester hours of an approved pre-service career-technical education program from a college or university that is approved to prepare career-technical workforce development teachers.

(3) The individual who is issued the supplemental teaching license agrees to complete, while employed under the supplemental teaching license and subsequent renewals thereof, additional coursework and testing requirements for full licensure in the supplemental area as a condition of holding and teaching under a supplemental teaching license.

(B) The employing school district shall assign a mentor to the holder of a supplemental teaching license. The assigned mentor shall be a teacher with teaching experience and standard licensure in the area in which the supplemental teaching license is issued.

(C) The first renewal of the supplemental teaching license shall require completion of the following:

(1) Maintenance of a currently valid professional or permanent Ohio teaching certificate, or resident educator license, professional teaching license, senior professional educator license or lead professional educator licensure;

(2) An additional six semester hours of coursework in a program or content area leading to licensure in the area in which the supplemental teaching license is held; and

(3) Successful completion of the examination prescribed by the state board of education for the licensure area.

(4) Except for the area of career-technical workforce development, if it has been determined via transcript evaluation/equivalent review by the Ohio department of education that all of the required coursework for the licensure area has already been completed, then the only requirement for the first renewal of the supplemental teaching license will be the examination prescribed by the state board of education for the licensure area.

(D) The second renewal of the supplemental teaching license shall require completion of an additional six semester hours of coursework in a program or content area leading to licensure in the area in which the supplemental teaching license is held and maintenance of a currently valid professional or permanent Ohio teaching certificate or resident educator license, professional teaching license, senior professional educator license or lead professional educator license.

(E) In order to advance from a supplemental teaching license to a standard teaching license, the requirements specified in paragraphs (E)(1) to (E)(6) of this rule shall be successfully completed, as applicable to the type of supplemental teaching license that is held:

(1) Intervention specialist or early childhood intervention specialist: an approved program of preparation and recommendation by the dean or head of teacher education or the equivalent, which is defined as completion of a thirty semester hour major in the specified area of intervention specialist or early childhood intervention specialist, with a minimum of eighteen semester hours of core intervention specialist or early childhood intervention specialist coursework, a minimum of twelve semester hours in the teaching of reading as described in section 3319.24 of the Revised Code, and verification from the employing superintendent that the supplemental teaching license holder has taught successfully in the licensure area for a minimum of two years;

(2) Adolescence to young adult and multi-age: an approved program of preparation and recommendation by the dean or head of teacher education or the equivalent, which is defined as completion of a thirty semester hour major in the subject area (or a sixty semester hour major for integrated social studies, integrated language arts, or integrated science) consisting of coursework well distributed across the subject area showing increasing depth and complexity and with sufficient advanced coursework to constitute a major field of study as well as a grade level specific pedagogy course and verification from the employing superintendent that the supplemental teaching license holder has taught successfully in the licensure area for a minimum of two years;

(3) Middle childhood: an approved program of preparation and recommendation by the dean or head of teacher education or the equivalent, which is defined as completion of an additional six semester hours in the content area beyond what was required for the initial supplemental teaching license, a grade level specific pedagogy course, a minimum of twelve semester hours in the teaching of reading as described in section 3319.24 of the Revised Code, and verification from the employing superintendent that the supplemental teaching license holder has taught successfully in the licensure area for a minimum of two years;

(4) Early childhood: an approved program of preparation and recommendation by the dean or head of teacher education or the equivalent, which is defined as completion of a thirty semester hour major in the area of early childhood education with sufficient distribution of coursework to cover all areas to be taught, a minimum of twelve semester hours in the teaching of reading as described in section 3319.24 of the Revised Code, and verification from the employing superintendent that the supplemental teaching license holder has taught successfully in the licensure area for a minimum of two years;

(5) Endorsement areas: an approved program of preparation and recommendation by the dean or head of teacher education or the equivalent, which is defined as completion of a twenty semester hour concentration of coursework specifically in the endorsement area and verification from the employing superintendent that the supplemental teaching license holder has taught successfully in the licensure area for a minimum of two years. For the early childhood generalist endorsement, a minimum of nine additional semester hours of study aligned with the Ohio academic content standards (available on the department's website at education.ohio.gov) for grades four and five and including preparation in pedagogy and child/adolescent development appropriate for grades four and five, are required, as well as two years of successful teaching experience in the licensure area. For the middle childhood generalist endorsement, an additional six semester hours of study in each of the content areas to be added, aligned with the state academic content standards; evidence of preparation in pedagogy in each of the additional content areas, are required, as well as two years of successful teaching experience in the licensure area.

(6) Career-technical workforce development areas: An approved program of preparation from a college or university that is approved to prepare career-technical workforce development teachers

(F) Once an individual has been issued a supplemental teaching license for a particular licensure area or teaching field, it will be necessary to complete the supplemental licensure program or the equivalent and be issued a standard teaching license in that area, prior to requesting a supplemental teaching license in another area.

Effective: 07/24/2011
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/30/2011 and 07/24/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3301.07 , 3319.22
Rule Amplifies: 3319.22
Prior Effective Dates: 4/22/2006