Ohio - Educator Preparation and Licensure: Educator Licensure Policy

Educator Licensure Policy
Policy Type: 

In order to become a certified teacher in Ohio, an applicant must hold a bachelor's degree and have attended an accredited preparation program.


(2) An applicant for a professional educator license shall:
(a) Hold at least a bachelor's degree from an institution of higher education accredited by a regional accrediting organization;
(b) Have successfully completed the Ohio teacher residency program established under section 3319.223 of the Revised Code, if the applicant's current or most recently issued license is a resident educator license issued under this section or an alternative resident educator license issued under section 3319.26 of the Revised Code.

Adopting Authority: 
State Board of Education
Implementing Authority: 
State Department of Education
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For More Info: http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Teaching/Educator-Licensure/Apply-for-Certificate-License/Educator-License-Types-and-Descriptions