4-Year Early College High School License

The Ohio Department of Education issues nonrenewable four-year early college high school educator licenses to applicants who meet qualifications and have been hired to teach grades 7-12 at an early college high school. See section 3313.6013 of the Ohio Revised Code for the early college high school program requirements.

Initial Requirements

The Department will issue your nonrenewable four-year early college high school educator license, at the request of an employing Ohio school or district with an approved early college high school program, with evidence of the following:

  • Degree - You are required to have a graduate or terminal degree in a field related to the subject area you will teach from an accredited college or university;
  • Exam - You must pass the content area exam for the requested subject area;
  • Work experience - You must have at least one full school year of experience teaching students at any grade level, including post-secondary; and
  • Current background checks - Please see our Background Check FAQs for information regarding background check requirements.
Your employing Ohio school must electronically approve your application. Be sure to indicate in the application which Ohio school your application is to go to for electronic approval.

DOCUMENTS TO SUBMIT WITH THE FOUR-YEAR EARLY COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATOR LICENSE APPLICATION

Please submit the following documents with your online application for the four-year early college high school educator license:
  • All official transcripts - Scan your original, official transcript and save it in PDF format before uploading it to your OH|ID account. We cannot accept grade reports, photos/photocopies of transcripts or unofficial transcripts. Please see the following requirements before uploading your transcripts:
    • Your transcripts must include the date your degree was awarded.
    • Include all pages of the transcript (front and back).
    • The registrar's signature and transcript key/guide must be visible.
    • Create one PDF file per transcript (do not upload pages separately).
    • Upload transcripts from multiple universities separately (i.e. each transcript should be one PDF file).
    • Electronic transcripts may only be sent directly from the issuing college/university to educator.licensure@education.ohio.gov.
    • Please do not submit transcripts that will expire or are password protected or locked.
    • If you completed college coursework outside the United States, you must submit a course-by-course analysis from a Department approved international credential evaluation service. Please click here for the list of approved organizations.
  • Exam score report - Pearson Education is the exam provider for Ohio educator licensure. Please see the Pearson website for exam information and registration. You must have your official score report sent directly from Pearson to the Department; and
  • Work experience verification - Submit an original letter, on district letterhead, signed and dated by the school superintendent or human resources director verifying your dates of full-time employment and teaching assignments, including subjects and grade levels during each year of employment.

Requirements to Advance

You may advance your four-year early college high school educator license upon completion of the following requirements:
  • Exam - You must pass the professional knowledge exam; and
  • Work experience - You must teach four full school years under the early college high school educator license in the subject area listed on the license.

DOCUMENTS TO SUBMIT WITH THE APPLICATION FOR THE FIVE-YEAR PROFESSIONAL EDUCATOR LICENSE

  • Exam - Pearson Education is the exam provider for Ohio educator licensure. Please see the Pearson website for exam information and registration. You must have your official score report sent directly from Pearson to the Department; and
  • Work experience verification - Submit an original letter, on district letterhead, signed and dated by the school superintendent or human resources director verifying your dates of full-time employment and teaching assignments, including subjects and grade levels during each year of employment under the early college high school educator license.

Application Instructions

  • Access your OH|ID account.
  • Click Educator Licensure and Records (CORE).
  • Complete the online application from your CORE Dashboard.
  • See the CORE User Manual for complete instructions.

Last Modified: 7/1/2019 2:38:15 PM