Master Teacher

Master Teacher designations expiring during the 2020-2021 school year
Master Teacher designation expiring during SY 2020-2021 have been automatically extended to December 1, 2020. You may renew the Master Teacher designation during the 2020-2021 school year without penalty for the designation expiration date listed on the Master Teacher Verification Form. This is a one-time grace period due to COVID19 for the 2020-2021 school year only. The Master Teacher designation will need to be renewed through the prescribed local process before the Lead or Senior Professional License expires on June 30, 2021. 

A valid and current designation will be required before applying to renew or advance to a Senior or Lead Professional Teaching License.
Master Teacher designations that expired during the 2019-2020 school year
Master Teacher designations expiring in SY 2019-2020 will be extended through December 1, 2020 as will all educator licenses including the Senior and Lead Professional licenses expiring June 30, 2020. This extension will allow Master Teacher Committees additional time to meet, review and issue Master Teacher designations. All coursework and requirements for Master Teacher renewal must be completed and scored by the local Master Teacher Committee. Advanced level license holders may apply for licensure renewal after receiving their Master Teacher Renewal. The Master Teacher designation will need to be renewed through the prescribed local process.

A valid and current designation will be required before applying to renew or advance a Senior or Lead Professional Teaching License

The Master Teacher program allows teachers to demonstrate their practice based on the Ohio Standards for the Teaching Profession. Successful completion of the program also satisfies one of the requirements for an advanced license, which is part of the licensure structure that became effective in January 2011. 

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Earning a Master Teacher Designation

Please note: For Master Teacher designation, the processes and procedures outlined below must be followed and the specified forms used.  [Form I is no longer required and has been deleted.]

Master Teacher Renewal

Please Provide Feedback

The Ohio Department of Education in conjunction with the Educators Standards Board now has available the renewal process for the Master Teacher Designation. As master teachers review and complete this process, please feel free to send feedback to ODE.  Feedback may be sent to Dee Anna Chickerella at deeanna.chickerella@education.ohio.gov

To be eligible for the Master Teacher Renewal, educators must have obtained Master Teacher designation.

Renewal candidates may choose either Year Four or Year Five of their Master Teacher designation to complete the renewal process. If a Master Teacher successfully renews his/her designation during Year Four, his/her renewal status does not take effect until their current five-year designation expires.  ONLY teachers designated in either 2007 or 2008 can complete the renewal in the sixth year as well.


Related link:  http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Teaching/Licensure/Audiences/Senior-Professional-Educator-and-Lead-Professional

Last Modified: 9/18/2020 12:18:55 PM