Intervention Specialist or Early Childhood Intervention Specialist Supplemental Teaching License

The supplemental teaching license allows educators holding a currently valid Ohio standard teaching certificate or license to teach in a supplemental area, at the request of an employing Ohio school district, while they are in the process of obtaining standard licensure for that area.

Review the Complete list of Supplemental License Type and Teaching Field Codes available here.

Initial Requirements

  • A currently valid standard Ohio teaching certificate or license;
  • 6 semester hours of intervention specialist coursework. This requirement may be waived at the request of the employing superintendent if he/she determines that the teacher's experience and training sufficiently enables him/her to meet the needs of the assigned students. (Waiver of coursework is available in Application Data section of the application.)

The employing school district shall assign a teacher with teaching experience and licensure in the area in which the supplemental teaching license is requested, to serve as a mentor to the supplemental teaching license holder.

Requirements for First Renewal

  • A currently valid standard Ohio teaching certificate or license;
  • 6 semester hours of coursework in a program leading to licensure in the area in which the supplemental teaching license is held (completed after the issue date of the initial supplemental license);
  • Successful completion of the content assessment for the licensure area.

Requirements for Second Renewal

  • A currently valid standard Ohio teaching certificate or license;
  • An additional 6 semester hours of coursework in a program leading to licensure in the area in which the supplemental teaching license is held (completed after the issue date of the license to be renewed).

Eligibility for a Standard License

Option A

  • Completion of an approved program of preparation and submission of an application through the college/university where the program was completed

Option B 

Ohio Department of Education Equivalent Review

  • Completion of a 30-semester-hour major in the area with a minimum of 18 semester hours of core intervention specialist coursework, a minimum of 12 semester hours in the teaching of reading (9 semester hours in the teaching of reading and 3 semester hours in the teaching of phonics);
  • Verification from the employing superintendent that the supplemental teaching license holder has taught successfully in the licensure area for a minimum of two years.

Note: Once an individual has been issued a supplemental teaching license for a particular licensure area or teaching field, it will be necessary to complete the supplemental licensure program or the equivalent and be issued a standard teaching license in that area, prior to requesting a supplemental teaching license in another area.

Apply Online

Using the My Educator Profile tool, educators can update their demographic data and pay licensure fees online using a credit card.

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Note: If your application requires an e-signature of a superintendent, Local Professional Development Committee or college education dean, that individual must be an e-signer before you can submit your application online.

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Last Modified: 6/29/2015 11:24:26 AM