With adoption of State Board of Education language defining consistently high-performing teachers, certain educators with professional, lead professional or senior professional teaching licenses may not need to complete additional coursework or equivalent continuing education credits to renew their educator licenses. An educator who meets the State Board definition of consistently high-performing teacher is exempt from the additional coursework requirement for the renewal of a professional educator license for the next renewal cycle. Beginning the afternoon of Jan. 18, the CORE licensure application will ask each local professional development committee chair or co-chair to indicate whether or not an applicant meets the eligibility criteria. Read more here.
Preschool and school age child care programs that the Ohio Department of Education oversees will use a new program licensing and quality rating system beginning on Monday, Jan. 30.
The new system allows external users to control and maintain who in their organization has access. To be ready for the Jan. 30 launch, please set up roles now for those in your district or school who work with these programs. Click here for instructions.
For general questions regarding the new system or setting OEDS roles, please contact the Office of Early Learning and School Readiness at (614) 752-1151 or or email OELSR.firstname.lastname@example.org for preschool or SACC licensing role questions or SUTQ@education.ohio.gov for Step Up To Quality role questions.
The Ohio Department of Education places on hold any credential applications that individuals submit without required items, such as transcripts, documents, payments or background checks. In such cases, the applicants receive email notification indicating the specific reasons the Department placed their applications on hold. Beginning Jan. 3, 2017, the Department will limit “hold” times for applications to 60 days.
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!
ODE has released revised teacher competencies for Career-Tech workforce development for 2017.