(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. 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.
An individual who is teaching career-technical courses under an alternative resident educator license issued under section 3319.26 of the Revised Code shall not be required to complete the conditions of the Ohio teacher residency program that a participant, as of the effective date of this amendment, would have been required to complete during the participant's first and second year of teaching under an alternative resident educator license. Such an individual shall complete all the conditions that, as of the effective date of this amendment, were necessary for a participant in the third and fourth year of the program prior to applying for a professional educator license under division (A)(2) of section 3319.22 of the Revised Code.
(B) 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.
(C) 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.
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