Ohio - Educator Preparation and Licensure: Teacher Licensure Renewal

Area: 
Teacher Licensure Renewal
Policy Type: 
Rule
Summary: 

Professional development is required for teachers.

Body: 

Each educator is responsible for the design of an Individual Professional Development Plan, subject to the approval of the Local Professional Development Committee. The plan should be based on the needs of the educator, the students, the school and the school district, and be aligned with the professional educator standards adopted by the State Board of Education.

The educator must complete:
-Six semester hours of coursework related to classroom teaching and/or the area of licensure; or
-18 continuing education units (CEUs) (180 contact hours); or
-Other equivalent activities related to classroom teaching and/or the area of licensure as approved by the Local Professional Development Committee of the employing school, district or agency since the issuance of the license to be renewed.

Adopting Authority: 
State Board of Education
Implementing Authority: 
State Department of Education
Last Verified by NASBE: 
11/24/2015