Teacher License Reciprocity: State Profile

Teacher License Reciprocity: State Profile - Ohio


 


Description Citation/Link
State certification / licensure website http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Teaching/Licensure
State information on reciprocity http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Teaching/Licensure/Out-of-State-Licensure
Has the state signed the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement? Yes. Ohio is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
Does the state have full reciprocity by statute for out-of-state teachers? No.
Does the state have additional coursework requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes, but not for all candidates and not immediately. Out-of-state candidates requesting Early Childhood, Middle Childhood or Intervention Specialist licensure must have successfully completed at least 12 semester hours of coursework in the teaching of reading that includes at least one separate course of at least three semester hours in the teaching of phonics in the context of reading, writing and spelling. Candidates who have not met this requirements can receive a license to teach with the limitation placed upon it to complete the reading coursework requirement prior to expiration. Educators must have completed at least six of the required 12 semester hours of coursework in the teaching of reading to be issued a standard teaching license in Ohio. Source
Does the state provide a test-out or other exemption option for coursework requirements? No.
Does the state have additional assessment requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes. Out-of-state applicants who have not completed a content assessment and professional knowledge/pedagogy assessment for licensure in their issuing state must take the state-approved assessments. Candidates requesting licensure in Early Childhood, Middle Childhood, or Intervention Specialist must also past the Ohio Assessment for Educators Foundations of Reading exam. Source
Does the state have different requirements in place for experienced and inexperienced out-of-state teachers? Yes. Out-of-state candidates with three or more years of experience under a standard out-of-state teaching credential may be eligible to receive the five-year Professional Educator license. Candidates with less than three years of experience may be eligible to receive a four-year Resident Educator license or a One Year Out of State Educator license. Source
Does the state require out-of-state teachers with experience provide evidence of effectiveness? No.
Does the state provide special reciprocity for out-of-state teachers with advanced credentials? Yes. Ohio has three main licensure levels: Resident Educator, Professional Educator, and Senior Professional Educator. Candidates with three or more years of experience under a standard out-of-state teaching credential may be eligible to receive the five-year Professional Educator license. Candidates with less than three years of experience may be eligible to receive a four-year Resident Educator license or a One Year Out of State Educator license. Source
Does the state provide special reciprocity (or other supports) for military spouses? Yes. Fees for any initial educator license or renewal are waived for spouses of active duty service members. Source

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