3301-24-15 Provisional educator license for STEM schools.

(A) Provisional license for STEM school teacher: A two-year provisional educator license for teaching science, technology, engineering or mathematics in grades six through twelve, which shall be valid only for teaching in a STEM school, defined as a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics school established pursuant to Chapter 3326. of the Revised Code, shall be issued to an individual who is deemed to be of good moral character, who has been engaged as a teacher by a STEM school, and who evidences the qualifications specified in paragraphs (A)(1) and (A)(2) of this rule.

(1) The individual holds a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education in a field related to the subject area to be taught; and

(2) The individual has passed an examination prescribed by the state board of education in the subject area to be taught.

(B) Apprenticeship program: The holder of a provisional educator license issued pursuant to this rule shall complete a structured apprenticeship program provided by an educational service center or a teacher preparation program approved under section 3319.23 of the Revised Code in partnership with the STEM school that employs the license holder. The apprenticeship program shall include the components specified in paragraphs (B)(1) and (B)(2) of this rule.

(1) Mentoring by a teacher or administrator who regularly observes the license holder's classroom instruction, provides feedback on the license holder's teaching strategies and classroom management, and engages the license holder in discussions about methods for fostering and measuring student learning;

(2) Regularly scheduled seminars or meetings that address the topics specified in paragraphs (B)(2)(a) to (B)(2)(g) of this rule:

(a) Statewide academic standards adopted by the state board of education pursuant to section 3301.079 of the Revised Code and the importance of aligning curriculum with those standards;

(b) Achievement tests prescribed by section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code;

(c) The school district and building accountability system established pursuant to Chapter 3302. of the Revised Code;

(d) Instructional methods and strategies;

(e) Student development;

(f) Assessing student progress and providing remediation and intervention, as necessary, to meet student special needs; and

(g) Classroom management and record keeping.

(C) Eligibility for a professional educator license: Upon successful completion of the requirements specified in paragraphs (C)(1) to (C)(4) of this rule an individual holding a provisional educator license issued pursuant to this rule may apply for a five year professional educator license in the same subject area named in the provisional license.

(1) Two years of successful teaching under a provisional educator license issued pursuant to this rule;

(2) Successful completion of the apprenticeship program described in paragraph (B) of this rule;

(3) Evidence of a positive recommendation indicating that the applicant is an effective teacher from the chief administrative officer of the STEM school that most recently employed the applicant as a classroom teacher; and

(4) Evidence of a positive recommendation indicating that the applicant is an effective teacher from the educational service center or teacher preparation program administrator in charge of the apprenticeship program completed by the applicant.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 04/24/2013 and 04/24/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3301.07 , 3319.22 , 3319.28
Rule Amplifies: 3319.28 , 3326.13
Prior Effective Dates: 9/19/2008