Supplemental Teaching License for Endorsement Areas

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;
  • Appropriate prerequisite credential as specified for the endorsement area;
  • 6 semester hours in the requested endorsement area

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 the requested endorsement area (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;
  • 6 semester hours of coursework in a program leading to the requested endorsement area (completed after the issue date of the license to be renewed).

Eligibility for the Endorsement to be added to the 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 20 semester hours of coursework specifically in the endorsement area;
  • 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.

Access My Educator Profile by signing into SAFE.

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 11:23:48 AM