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11/22/2016

Does your educator license expire in 2017? You can now renew it!

The Ohio Department of Education’s online application system is now open for renewal of educator licenses that are due to expire on June 30, 2017. If you have met your requirements for renewal, you can get ahead by submitting your application now online. Even if you are not ready to apply, we suggest that you review this article for tips on making the process go smoothly. You will even find information on applying for a new credential. Avoid the rush and apply early!


11/22/2016

Revised Workforce Development Teacher Prep Competencies now available

ODE has released revised teacher competencies for Career-Tech workforce development for 2017.


10/28/2016

Certain new licenses will require passage of reading test

Candidates for new early childhood, middle childhood and intervention specialist teaching licenses in Ohio will soon need to pass a new reading test, Foundations of Reading (Ohio Assessment for Educators 090). This change in state law is effective for these licenses that the Ohio Department of Education issues on July 1, 2017, and thereafter. Learn more here.


6/8/2016

June 2016 edition of the Licensure Update is published

The latest issue features important tips and reminders to help electronic signers with their review of licensure applications. Click here to view the articles.


10/7/2015

Guidance now available to help districts verify all coaching permit trainings

On Oct. 14, school district e-signers will begin confirming that applicants for coaching permits have valid trainings or certifications in all four required areas. To assist with these efforts, the department has prepared a guidance document: 


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