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Section 3319.0812 | Pre-service teacher permit.

 
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(A) The state board of education shall adopt rules in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code, establishing the standards and requirements for obtaining a pre-service teacher permit. The permit shall be required for an individual who is enrolled in an educator preparation program in order to participate in any student classroom teaching or other training experience that involves students in any of grades pre-kindergarten through twelve in a public or chartered nonpublic school and that is required for completion of the program.

(B) Notwithstanding section 3319.226 of the Revised Code, a school district or school may employ an individual who holds a permit issued under this section as a substitute teacher. The individual may teach for up to the equivalent of one full semester, subject to the approval of the employing district board of education or school governing authority and may be compensated for that service. The district superintendent or chief administrator of the school may request that the board or governing authority approve one or more additional subsequent semester-long periods of teaching for the individual.

(C) A pre-service teacher permit shall be valid for three years. The state board, on a case-by-case basis, may extend the permit's duration as needed to enable the permit holder to complete the educator preparation program in which the permit holder is enrolled.

(D) An individual applying for a pre-service teacher permit shall be subject to a criminal records check as prescribed by section 3319.39 of the Revised Code. In the manner prescribed by the state board, the individual shall submit the criminal records check to the state board. The state board shall use the information submitted to enroll the individual in the retained applicant fingerprint database, established under section 109.5721 of the Revised Code, in the same manner as any teacher licensed under sections 3319.22 to 3319.31 of the Revised Code.

If the state board receives notification of the arrest or conviction of an individual under division (D) of this section, the state board shall promptly notify the applicable educator preparation program and any school district or school in which the pre-service teacher has been employed or assigned as part of the program and may take any action authorized under sections 3319.31 and 3319.311 of the Revised Code that it considers to be appropriate. Upon receiving notification from the state board of an arrest or conviction of an individual under division (D) of this section, the educator preparation program shall provide to the state board a list of all school districts and schools to which the pre-service teacher has been assigned as a part of the program.

Last updated February 7, 2024 at 2:12 PM

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