How to Advance a 2 Year Provisional or 2 Year Alternative License to a 5 Year Professional License

Teachers who Fulfilled Requirements of the Transition Resident Educator Program including Mentoring and Formative Assessments

These teachers must have their mentor and superintendent sign the Transition Resident Educator Program Verification Form verifying completion of the Transition Resident Educator Program including mentoring and formative assessments with an ODE certified mentor.

Individuals who are advancing a Career Technical Workforce Development license must also submit a completed CTE-37 Form signed by the university official verifying that all program requirements have been met.

Teachers who Fulfilled the former Entry Year Program and Praxis III Assessment  (Completed prior to July 1, 2009)

Please submit a letter, on district letterhead, signed by the superintendent of the district where the entry year program was completed, verifying successful completion of the mentoring component of the entry year program. Praxis III Assessment data needs to have been reported directly to the Ohio Department of Education. Individuals who are advancing a Career Technical Workforce Development license must also submit a completed CTE-37 Form signed by the university official verifying that all program requirements have been met.

Career Technical Workforce Development Teachers who already hold another 5-Year Professional Teaching License

Career technical workforce development teachers who already hold another type of 5-year professional teaching license are not subject to completing a beginning teacher induction program and needing only to submit the CTE-37 Form signed by the university verifying that all program requirements for the new license have been met along with the application for the 5-year professional career-technical license.

Teachers who Completed Three Years of Teaching Outside the State of Ohio

Teachers who have completed three or more years of teaching in another state must submit a letter, on district letterhead, signed by the superintendent or human resources director verifying that experience. A copy of the out of state teaching license must also be submitted.

Teachers who Completed an Alternative Licensure Pathway under the former 2-year Alternative Educator License

Alternative educators who completed the Transition Resident Educator Program during the 2010-11 school year must have their mentor and superintendent sign the Transition Resident Educator Verification Form verifying completion of the Transition Resident Educator Program including mentoring and formative assessments with an ODE certified mentor. These license holders must also have completed all additional requirements prior to applying to advance to the 5-year professional license, including two years of mentored teaching under the 2-year alternative educator license; additional professional education coursework; and required licensure exams.

Principals advancing to the 5-year professional license from a 2-year Provisional License

Principals have the option to advance and align this license to an existing 5-year license; or, the license may be issued as a separate 5-year license with an effective date that is reflective of the current year. If aligned, the license will take on the validity period of the existing license.

Counselors Advancing to a 5-year Professional License from a 2-year Provisional license.

School counselors have the option to advance and align this license to an existing 5-year professional license; or, the license may be issued as a separate 5-year professional license with an effective date that is reflective of the current year. If aligned, the license will take on the validity period of the existing license.

Last Modified: 1/9/2014 11:37:16 AM