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