What is the Ohio Resident Educator Program?

The Ohio Resident Educator Program began in 2011 and has evolved to a comprehensive, multi-year induction program. Successful completion of the program and the Resident Educator Summative Assessment (RESA) results in professional licensure. Beginning with two years of instructional mentoring, the four-year program offers support and instructional guidance to new teachers. It enables mentors and other colleagues to guide and support Resident Educators over time and move them more deeply into the process of being an effective teacher. The residency provides resident educators with formal and informal professional development opportunities that are responsive to both the developmental needs of beginning teachers and district priorities. Individualized and differentiated professional development occurs between mentors and resident educators through regular, ongoing interactions.