Ohio - PE teacher qualifications: Staff qualifications and professional development

Area: 
Staff Qualifications And Professional Development
Policy Type: 
statute; regulation
Summary: 

State law requires that newly hired staff who teach PE must be certified, licensed, or endorsed by the state in PE.

Ohio Revised Code 3319.076 License required to teach physical education.

No school district shall employ any classroom teacher initially hired on or after July 1, 2013, to provide instruction in physical education in any of grades kindergarten through twelve unless the teacher holds a valid license issued pursuant to section 3319.22 of the Revised Code for teaching physical education.


Ohio Administrative Code 3301-35-05 Faculty and staff focus.

(A)(3) Educational service personnel assigned to elementary fine arts, music and physical education shall hold the special teaching certificate or multi-age license in the subject to which they are assigned.

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