The State Board of Education has approved the adoption of Ohio Standards for School Counselors. The Educator Standards Board and the department led development of these standards this year as per state law that also requires the State Board to adopt a standards-based framework for evaluating school counselors by May 31, 2016. By Sept. 30, 2016, each school district board of education must adopt a school counselor evaluation policy in accordance with the framework and state law.
The Ohio Department of Education career-technical education middle school validation process is now operational. The instructions for teachers to sign up for this process can be found here.
The Ohio Department of Education has updated the Teacher Eligibility Verification form (CTE-37) for career-technical education. It is available for immediate use here.
The Office of Career-Technical Education has released the Career-Technical Education Expansion Business Rules for the 2015-2016 school year (FY2016). The rules include a breakdown by course type and related requirements, such as licensure, testing and funding.
For a copy of the business rules, click here.
To recognize the contributions of military families, the Ohio Department of Education is eliminating fees for their educator licenses. Beginning Jan. 2, 2015, the fees for any initial Ohio educator license (including an alternative resident educator workforce development license), permit or certificate – or for a renewal – will be waived for candidates who are veterans with honorable discharges or current service members of all branches of the United States Armed Forces, including the National Guard or Reserves. Spouses of active-duty service members also may receive a license free of charge.
Additionally, if the veteran is eligible, VA benefits may also be used for covering the costs of any licensure examination or test (if applicable) required for an educator license.
Please share this information with your recruitment office and licensure and testing office on campus.
For more information see this link: http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Other-Resources/Family-and-Community-Engagement/Supporting-Ohio-s-Military-Families/Educator-License-Fees-Elimin-for-Veterans-and-Acti