With adoption of State Board of Education language defining consistently high-performing teachers, certain educators with professional, lead professional or senior professional teaching licenses may not need to complete additional coursework or equivalent continuing education credits to renew their educator licenses. An educator who meets the State Board definition of consistently high-performing teacher is exempt from the additional coursework requirement for the renewal of a professional educator license for the next renewal cycle. Beginning the afternoon of Jan. 18, the CORE licensure application will ask each local professional development committee chair or co-chair to indicate whether or not an applicant meets the eligibility criteria ...
The Ohio Department of Education places on hold any credential applications that individuals submit without required items, such as transcripts, documents, payments or background checks. In such cases, the applicants receive email notification indicating the specific reasons the Department placed their applications on hold. Beginning Jan. 3, 2017, the Department will limit “hold” times for applications to 60 days.
The Ohio Department of Education’s online application system is now open for renewal of educator licenses that are due to expire on June 30, 2017. Please share this article with educators in your district, particularly those who are due for renewal. The information also will assist those who will be seeking a new credential.
Candidates for new early childhood, middle childhood and intervention specialist teaching licenses in Ohio will soon need to pass a new reading test, Foundations of Reading (Ohio Assessment for Educators 090). This change in state law is effective for these licenses that the Ohio Department of Education issues on July 1, 2017, and thereafter.
Some Ohio teachers have educator licenses with limitations in reading or phonics. This happens when teachers complete their educator preparation out of state and do not meet Ohio reading course requirements when they obtain their initial Ohio licenses. Before these educators can renew or advance their teaching licenses, they will need to have completed specific reading course work requirements.