Middle Childhood 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.

Initial Requirements

  • A currently valid standard Ohio teaching certificate or license;
  • 20 semester hours in the subject area for which the supplemental teaching license is sought, including a broad distribution of coursework covering all areas to be taught.

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 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 26-semester-hour major in the area, consisting of coursework well distributed across the subject area showing increasing depth and complexity and with sufficient advanced coursework to constitute a major field of study;
  • Completion of a level-specific pedagogy course;
  • Completion of 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: 1/9/2014 12:00:34 PM