Career-Technical Workforce Development Supplemental Teaching License

The supplemental teaching license allows educators who hold a currently, valid standard Ohio 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.

Note: Once an educator has been issued a supplemental teaching license for a particular licensure area or teaching field, the educator must 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.

Review the list of supplemental license types and teaching field codes available here.

Initial Requirements

  • A currently valid, standard Ohio teaching certificate or license;
  • Five years of fulltime work experience or the equivalent in the career field; and
  • Employment in a teaching position requiring the supplemental licensure area in an Ohio school; and
  • CTE-37
    • The superintendent and the university official where the applicant is completing the approved career-technical licensure program must sign the CTE-37 application.

The employing school district shall assign a mentor to the individual holding a supplemental teaching license. The assigned mentor shall be an experienced teacher who currently holds a license in the same content area as the supplemental license.

Requirements for Renewal

  •  A currently valid, standard Ohio teaching certificate or license; and
  •  CTE-37 form signed by the superintendent and the university official to verify continuing progress in completing career-technical licensure program requirements.

Educators may renew their one-year supplemental teaching license two times to allow completion of supplemental licensure program requirements.

Eligibility for a Professional License

  • Completion of requirements outlined in Ohio Revised Code section 3319.223.

How Do I Complete My Online Application?

  • Access your SAFE account.
  • Click on ODE.CORE.
  • From your Dashboard, select the appropriate action (Renew/My Credentials or Apply/New Application).
  • Complete the three steps of the application, and submit payment.

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Last Modified: 11/2/2017 8:19:47 AM