3319.223 Ohio teacher residency program.

(A) Not later than January 1, 2011, the superintendent of public instruction and the chancellor of higher education jointly shall establish the Ohio teacher residency program, which shall be a four-year, entry-level program for classroom teachers. Except as provided in division (B) of this section, the teacher residency program shall include at least the following components:

(1) Mentoring by teachers for the first two years of the program;

(2) Counseling, as determined necessary by the school district or school, to ensure that program participants receive needed professional development;

(3) Measures of appropriate progression through the program, which shall include the performance-based assessment prescribed by the state board of education for resident educators in the third year of the program.

(B)

(1) For an individual who is teaching career-technical courses under an alternative resident educator license issued under section 3319.26 of the Revised Code or rule of the state board, the Ohio teacher residency program shall include the following components:

(a) Conditions that, as of September 29, 2015, were necessary for a participant in the third and fourth year of the program to complete prior to applying for the professional educator license under division (A)(2) of section 3319.22 of the Revised Code, except as provided in division (B)(2)(b) of this section;

(b) Four years of successful teaching experience under the alternative resident educator license, as verified by the superintendent of the employing school district;

(c) Successful completion of a career-technical workforce development teacher preparation program that consists of not less than twenty-four semester hours, or the equivalent, from a state university. The teacher preparation program shall include a performance-based assessment, to be verified by the institution.

(2) No individual who is teaching career-technical courses under an alternative resident educator license issued under section 3319.26 of the Revised Code or rule of the state board shall be required to do either of the following:

(a) Complete the conditions of the Ohio teacher residency program that a participant, as of September 29, 2015, would have been required to complete during the participant's first and second year of teaching under an alternative resident educator license.

(b) Take the performance-based assessment prescribed by the state board for resident educators.

(C) The teacher residency program shall be aligned with the standards for teachers adopted by the state board under section 3319.61 of the Revised Code and best practices identified by the superintendent of public instruction.

(D) Each person who holds a resident educator license issued under section 3319.22 or 3319.227 of the Revised Code or an alternative resident educator license issued under section 3319.26 of the Revised Code shall participate in the teacher residency program. Successful completion of the program shall be required to qualify any such person for a professional educator license issued under section 3319.22 of the Revised Code.

Cite as R.C. § 3319.223

Amended by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, SB 3, §1, eff. 3/16/2017.

Amended by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 64, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2015.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.17, HB 21, §1, eff. 7/29/2011.

Added by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9, HB 1, §101.01, eff. 10/16/2009.

Effective Date: 01-01-2002 .