Alternative Resident Educator Licenses

Available Alternative Licenses

Review the list of alternative resident educator license types and teaching field codes available here.

For Designated Subjects, World Languages, and Intervention Specialist the Intensive Pedagogical Training Institute (IPTI) is a gateway to obtaining an alternative resident educator license to teach in Ohio.

The program is self-paced and available on your schedule. It will provide instruction in the principles and practices of teaching for individuals seeking an alternative resident educator license.

The alternative licensure pathway:

  • Helps to expand the pool of high-quality teachers.
  • Makes it easier for Ohio schools to hire and retain nontraditional candidates who wish to transition to careers as classroom teachers.
  • Helps school districts to address staffing needs in teacher shortage areas.

The alternative resident educator license is an accelerated pathway to classroom teaching, allowing students, schools and communities to benefit from the candidates’ content-related expertise, life experience and successful career experience.

Already Admitted to the IPTI?


  1. Complete an evaluation request application.
    • Mail the application with official transcripts to determine if coursework requirements have been met.
  2. Pass the content area assessment for the licensure area you are seeking.
    • Intervention specialist or grades K-12 designated subjects - The Ohio Assessments For Educators (OAE) Content Assessment for the licensure area is required.
    • World languages - the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Oral Proficiency Interview and Writing Proficiency Test are required.
    • Scores must be electronically reported to the Ohio Department of Education.
  3. Complete required FBI and BCI background checks.
  4. Register for the Intensive Pedagogical Training Institute

More Questions?

Read the frequently asked questions about the Intensive Pedagogical Training Institute.

Last Modified: 12/23/2015 10:29:51 AM