Alternative Resident Educator License for World Languages (Grades P-12)

Requirements

  1. A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education;
  2. 24 semester (36 quarter) hours in the world language to be taught with a 2.5 GPA or higher consisting of coursework well distributed across the subject area, showing increasing depth and complexity and with sufficient advanced coursework in the subject area;
  3. Successful completion of the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) and Writing Proficiency Test (WPT) with a rating of Intermediate-High or higher.  Information and registration may be found at (ACTFL/LTI) www.languagetesting.com;
  4. Successful completion of a state approved Intensive Pedagogical Training Institute -
    • Transcript evaluation, coursework, background checks and testing requirements must be completed prior to registering for the Intensive Pedagogical Institute (IPTI); and
  5. Evaluation Request Application
    • While it is not required, it is strongly recommended that an Alternative Evaluation is requested. The evaluation will outline the eligibility requirements for the initial four-year alternative resident educator license as well as the requirements to advance to a five-year professional educator license. Please note that if an evaluation was not requested and completed, the applicant will be responsible for meeting the current requirements for a license at the time the application is submitted, even if the requirements have changed since the applicant was first issued a license.

Upon successful completion of all requirements, an Alternative Resident Educator License Statement of Eligibility will be issued and may be used to seek employment as a teacher in the schools of Ohio.

Note: In the second year of teaching under the alternative resident educator license, the educator must take the Ohio Assessment for Educators (OAE) test #004 - Assessment of Professional Knowledge: Multi-Age (PK-12). Information and registration may be found at http://www.oh.nesinc.com/.

Requirements for a Professional Educator License

  1. Completion of four years of successful teaching experience under the alternative resident educator license as verified by the employing superintendent -
    • Upload letter on letterhead from employing superintendent or human resources director verifying successful completion of four years teaching experience under the alternative resident educator license during the application process;
  2. Successful completion of the four year Ohio Resident Educator Program;
  3. Successful completion of an additional 12 semester (18 quarter) hours of professional education coursework, from a college or university approved to prepare teachers, in the principles and practices of teaching, student development and learning, pupil assessment procedures, curriculum development, classroom management and teaching methodology;
  4. Successful completion of a three semester hour course in the teaching of reading in the content area;
  5. Successful completion of the Ohio Assessment for Educators (OAE) test #004 - Assessment of Professional Knowledge: Multi-Age (PK-12) during the second year of teaching under the alternative resident educator license (information and registration may be found at http://www.oh.nesinc.com/); and
  6. It is the responsibility of the license holder to maintain validity of his/her license, and to keep current on requirements to advance to a five-year professional educator license as set forth in Ohio law.

How Do I Complete My Online Application?

  • Access your SAFE account.
  • Click on ODE.CORE
  • From your Dashboard, select the appropriate action (Apply/New Application).
  • Select Alternative Teachers and Administrators.
  • Completed the three steps of the application, and submit payment.

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Last Modified: 3/28/2016 1:24:19 PM