Teacher Leadership and License Advancement: State Profile

Teacher Leadership and License Advancement: State Profile - Ohio

October 2018


 


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Does the state have a licensure system that allows teachers to advance beyond a standard professional license? Yes. Candidates may be eligible for one of two license types beyond the standard professional license (also known as the Professional Educator License):
  • Senior Professional Educator License
  • Lead Professional Educator License
Ohio Admin. Code 3301-24-16

Ohio Admin. Code 3301-24-17

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What tasks and/or evidence of effectiveness are required for teachers to obtain an advanced license? To be eligible for the Senior Professional Educator License, candidates must:
  • Obtain a master's degree or higher from an approved institution.
  • Obtain nine years of experience under a standard license, of which at least five years are under a professional/permanent license or certificate.
To substantiate effectiveness, candidates must also demonstrate effective practice at the accomplished or distinguished level of performance as defined in the Ohio Standards for the Teaching Profession by successfully completing a Master Teacher portfolio.

To be eligible for the Lead Professional Educator License, candidates must:
  • Obtain a master's degree or higher from an approved institution.
  • Obtain nine years of experience under a standard license, of which at least five years are under a professional/permanent license or certificate or a Senior Professional Educator License.
To substantiate effectiveness, candidates must also demonstrate effective practice at the distinguished level of performance as defined in the Ohio Standards for the Teaching Profession by either 1) earning the Teacher Leader Endorsement AND successfully completing the Master Teacher portfolio with the designation as a Master Teacher, OR 2) holding active National Board certification.
Ohio Admin. Code 3301-24-16

Ohio Admin. Code 3301-24-17

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Does the state offer a teacher leader license or endorsement? Yes. The state offers a Lead Professional Educator License as well as a Teacher Leader endorsement. Ohio Admin. Code 3301-24-05

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What tasks and/or evidence of effectiveness are required for teachers to obtain a teacher leader license/endorsement? To be eligible for the Lead Professional Educator License, candidates must:
  • Obtain a master's degree or higher from an approved institution.
  • Obtain nine years of experience under a standard license, of which at least five years are under a professional/permanent license or certificate or a Senior Professional Educator License.
To substantiate effectiveness, candidates must also demonstrate effective practice at the distinguished level of performance as defined in the Ohio Standards for the Teaching Profession by either 1) earning the Teacher Leader Endorsement AND successfully completing the Master Teacher portfolio with the designation as a Master Teacher, OR 2) holding active National Board certification.

To be eligible for the Teacher Leader endorsement, candidates must:
  • Complete a preparation program that includes a practicum experience during which the candidate is required to demonstrate the knowledge, skills and dispositions at the distinguished level that are described in the Ohio Standards for the Teaching Profession.
  • Obtain a master's degree.
To substantiate effectiveness, candidates must provide evidence of four years of successful teaching experience.
Ohio Admin. Code 3301-24-16

Ohio Admin. Code 3301-24-17

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Has the state adopted teacher leader standards? Yes. The state has adopted its own teacher leader standards. Source
Does the state define the role (prescribe certain duties) of the teacher leader in statute or regulation? Yes. The state defines the role of a teacher leader to include mentoring teachers, providing staff development and assisting school leadership in supporting a shared vision. Ohio Admin. Code 3301-24-05
Does the state provide formal supports or incentives to teacher leaders? No. The state does not provide formal supports or incentives to teacher leaders.

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