Resident Educator FAQs

General Questions

Resident Educator Program and House Bill 64 (HB 64)

Mentor Questions

Mentor Training

Principal Questions

Program Coordinator Questions

Licensure

Career Tech

Resident Educator Summative Assessment (RESA)


General Questions

    How can Resident Educators find out which requirements they have completed in the Resident Educator Program?

    Resident educators who have previous or current registration records in CORE (Connected Ohio Records for Educators) can view those records through the CORE licensure system tool in CORE. The My RE Summary section displays previous or current registration records for participating and completed Resident Educator program years. It also displays any results reported for the Resident Educator Summative Assessment.

    To access the My RE Summary page, Resident Educators should:

    1. Log into their individual SAFE accounts.

    2. From the SAFE menu, click on the ODE.CORE link.

    3. On the main CORE menu, hover over the “CORE licensure system” apple to bring up the drop-down menu, then click on “My RE Summary.”

    4. The “My RE Summary” page will show information from the CORE registration system.

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    What are the requirements of the Resident Educator Program?

    The Ohio Resident Educator Program is a four-year induction system of support and mentoring for new teachers. Successful completion of the residency program is required to qualify for a five-year professional educator license.

    Resident Educators work collaboratively with their Mentor to complete the RE Program requirements by:

    • Using the Ohio Teacher Evaluation System forms for self-assessment and goal-setting..
    • Demonstrating use of authentic teacher work, such as lesson planning, data analysis and assessment for reflection.
    • Reflecting on teacher work that shows the continual implementation of the “Plan, Teach, Assess, Reflect, Revise” teaching-learning cycle by completing a collaborative log or interactive journal (or other locally developed collaborative tools).
    • Participating in the mentoring in program Years 1 and 2 and having one formal annual observation completed by the mentor.
    • Analyzing student work during the mentoring in program Years 1 and 2 by using the state’s Gathering and Synthesizing Data Tool (or other locally developed data tool).
    • Successfully completing the Resident Educator Summative Assessment to advance to professional licensure.

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    Who is eligible to participate in the Ohio Resident Educator (RE) Program?

    To be eligible to participate in the Resident Educator program, beginning teachers must:

    • Hold a valid resident educator license or alternative resident educator license of any type, or a one-year out of state educator license;
    • Be employed by an ODE-chartered educational entity, ODE or ODJFS licensed preschool, Ohio correctional facility or a private educational agency located in Ohio;
    • Teach at least two classes or .25 FTE in their area of licensure or in the area in which the teacher holds a supplemental teaching license;
    • Be responsible for planning and delivering standards-based, preK-12 curriculum to students and evaluating their progress;
    • Work 120 days as defined by Ohio Revised Code; and
    • Be assigned an ODE-certified, trained mentor by their employer.

    Note: Teachers hired as tutors are considered eligible if they meet the above criteria.

    Teachers who are deemed not eligible based on the above criteria may be considered on a case-by-case basis, upon request from the employer. Such requests should be submitted in writing to REProgram@education.ohio.gov. Schools/districts that hire out-of-state or Teach for America teachers with one or two years of previous experience should contact ODE RE program staff for guidance.

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    What schools/districts are required to participate in the RE Program?

    Required

    • Chartered school districts
    • Chartered community schools
    • Chartered non-public schools
    • State-supported schools with special purpose programs (Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities; Ohio School for the Deaf; Ohio State School for the Blind; Department of Youth Services)

    Eligible (but not required)

    • Private pre-schools
    • Adult corrections facilities
    • Non-chartered non-public schools
    • Scholarship providers

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    What is required for schools/districts to begin implementation of the RE program?

    Step 1:  Orientation

    District personnel should become familiar with the RE program through the orientation power point which is provided on the Resident Educator web page, here.  It is strongly recommended that program coordinators, mentors, REs and principals view this presentation as well as other materials and tools that are provided on the RE website.

    Step 2:  Assign Program Coordinator, Mentor and Facilitator to REs

    All schools/districts should ensure a Program Coordinator is assigned to coordinate the RE program and the Program Coordinator should then match/assign mentors to the year 1 and year 2 REs.  Program Coordinator also provide facilitators for year 3 REs.

    Step 3: Registration

    Resident Educator program coordinators must register Resident Educators and their mentors in the Connected Ohio Records for Educators (CORE) system for each year that the REs are in the program. If you are not able to access CORE, please contact your school/district Ohio Educational Directory System (OEDS) administrator to have the role of “Coordinator- Resident Educator Program” assigned to you. Go here for more information.

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    What is the time span of the Resident Educator program?

    The Resident Educator program is a four-year program.

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    When does the Resident Educator registration process begin?

    Between September 1st and November 15th, the Program Coordinator for the school/district will register REs in the program in the CORE database and will also report at this time whether the RE is to take the RESA.  The Program Coordinator will also report at the end of each year if the RE completed the requirements for that year.  REs can verify the data entered by their PCs via “My RE Summary” by logging into their SAFE account.

    NOTE:  Annually, each Resident Educator must be registered in CORE each year he/she participates in the program. 

    NOTE:  Any Resident Educator who did not complete the required tools and processes may not be registered for the subsequent year in CORE.  The following year he/she must be registered for the incomplete program year.

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    What is the purpose of the RE program planning tool?

    The RE program planning tool assists districts in self-assessing their programs to set program goals and measure progress toward meeting those goals. The program planning tool may be completed every year and is available in CORE when an individual is signed in to their SAFE account.  

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    Are there any exams to take at the end of the RE program?

    Yes.  Resident Educators must successfully complete a performance summative assessment (RESA) in year 3 of the program.  REs can re-take any portions not passed in Year 4.  REs cannot advance to the 5 Year Professional License without having passed all portions of the RESA.  More information about the summative assessment can be found on the Resident Educator webpage here.

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    If I am entering Ohio’s teaching profession from out of state, am I required to go through the Ohio Resident Educator Program?

    Out of state teachers entering Ohio's teaching profession with fewer than three years of teaching experience who meet the eligibility requirements are required to participate and complete the Ohio Resident Educator Program in order to advance to the five-year professional license.

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    What happens if a Resident Educator transfers to another school or district during the school year?

    The program is portable from one school to another or to another district within Ohio. REs should meet with their Program Coordinator (PC) to ensure that they are enrolled at their new school or district and that they are entered into CORE for the correct program year.  REs are responsible for keeping all documentation of the work they have completed with their mentors (e.g., lesson plans, collaborative logs, etc.)

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    If I have problems registering for mentor training on STARS, whom should I contact?

    For issues regarding registration for various mentor and principal trainings on STARS, contact starssupport@education.ohio.gov.

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    How will ODE keep schools and districts informed about the RE Program throughout the year?

    Updates are provided in the weekly email from the State Superintendent to schools and districts and in the ongoing e-mail updates sent by ODE to all RE program coordinators. To ensure that program coordinators receive all updates, anyone serving in that role must first be assigned that role in the Ohio Educational Directory System (OEDS) by their school/district OEDS administrator. Program coordinators should contact their district technical staff to ensure their contact information is up-to-date in OEDS. Information and updates about the RE program will be also provided on the Resident Educator website as News on the left side of the pages.

    You can also sign up to receive Resident Educator Bulletins.

    How to sign up as a Subscriber to receive Resident Educator Program Bulletins:

    1.      Go to any Webpage in the ODE Website http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Teaching/Resident-Educator-Program

    2.      Scroll down to the bottom and click on Sign Up for Alerts

    3.      Enter email address and Submit

    4.      Scroll through the topics and check or uncheck boxes to subscribe or unsubscribe.  Find Resident Educator Program updates under the section for Bulletins.

    5.      Click Submit

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    Can Resident Educators advance their license early after they have successfully passed the RESA?

    Only those granted prior credit can advance early. The Resident Educator program shall be a four year, entry level program for classroom teachers. Legislation requires local programs to include mentoring during the first two years of the program and the performance- based assessment in the third year of the program. Districts shall determine locally the activities to be completed during the fourth year of the program. Therefore, educators cannot advance their Resident Educator license until all four program years have been successfully completed.

    Those Resident Educators who hold an alternative license are required to teach four years under their alternative license, therefore they are not eligible to advance, even with prior years of teaching credit. 

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    Who is required to participate in the Resident Educator Program?

    Anyone seeking a new teaching license would be issued a resident educator license and should be registered in the RE program if the applicant:

    • is a new graduate; OR
    • holds a provisional license; OR
    • holds another Ohio resident educator teaching license in another area and is requesting licensure in a second area (for example, a different grade band).

    The Ohio Resident Educator Program is a four-year induction system of support and mentoring for new teachers. Successful completion of the residency program is required to qualify for a five-year professional educator license. 

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    Will the Learn to Lead module still be available as an online resource for possible Year 4 options?

    Yes, the Learn to Lead online module is an optional tool available for all Ohio educators to use for professional development in leadership, and was specifically developed for Year 4 Resident Educators. The module can be found at Ohiorep.mopi16.com.

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Resident Educator Program and House Bill 64 (HB 64)

    What are the major changes for House Bill 64 that impact the Resident Educator program?

    For all Resident Educators, it is now mandated that the performance assessment (RESA) be taken in Year 3 of the program. Resident Educators can no longer opt to attempt the RESA for the first time in Year 4. It is also mandated that Resident Educators receive two years of mentoring to be completed in the first two years of the program, Alternative resident educators who are teaching career-technical courses are not required to complete the program requirements (including mentoring) for the first two years of the Resident Educator program, because they are required to do university coursework. They are still required, however, to complete all four years of the Resident Educator program and take the RESA in Year 3 of the program.

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Mentor Questions

    Can a program coordinator or administrator attend training and then train the mentors in the district?

    No. Each mentor in the Resident Educator Program must attend the required two-day training led by state trainers to become certified. 

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    Does the required mentoring for the first two years of the program have to be one-on- one?

    No. The Resident Educator program provides differentiated, tailored support for Resident Educators. Districts determine mentor models for their Resident Educator program candidate, based on the needs of the candidates and the districts’ mentor capacity. Many first-year candidates initially benefit from one-to-one mentoring. As they progress, they may be ready to experience a more collaborative mentoring model. By the second year of residency, most Resident Educators will accelerate the quality of their teaching practices by participating in cohorts and/or co-teaching opportunities under the guidance of instructional mentors. 

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    If I have problems registering for mentor training on STARS, whom should I contact?

    For issues regarding registration for various mentor and principal trainings on STARS, contact starssupport@education.ohio.gov.

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    Is mentoring for Resident Educators required throughout the four-year program?

    No.  Mentoring is required for the first two years of the program.  Trained facilitators support Resident Educators throughout the Resident Educator Summative Assessment (RESA) process.  

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    What are the requirements to serve as a mentor?

    The Ohio Department of Education has recommended the qualifications outlined below to serve as a mentor. To participate in the program as a mentor, individuals must meet the following qualifications:

    o   Possess or have previously held (for retired teachers) the five-year professional license;

    o   Attend and successfully complete RE Mentor Academy Day 1 and RE Mentor Academy Day 2.

    Along with these qualifications, the school/district may have additional requirements such as a mentor application process or targeted training. Local schools/districts will make the decision on who is selected to be a mentor based on their capacity.

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    What is the cost of the mentor training?

    The cost for each one-day session of mentor training is $85 regardless of location. The training fee includes materials and lunch. Check the contact information for the specific session provided on STARS for information about how the payment is to be made and to whom. ODE does not receive any of these funds. Do not make a payment to or draw up purchase orders for ODE. 

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    What mentor resources are available beyond the initial training?

    Mentors should review the Mentor Refresh/Mentor Renew modules, which can be accessed here, Mentors also should review the Resident Educator Orientation PowerPoint, which can be found here. They also should review all the content available for mentors on the Ohio Department of Education website.

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    Where are the Year 1 and Year 2 documents that used to be available on the Resident Educator website (e.g., timeline, instructional cycles, Formative Progress Review)?

    The Ohio Department of Education has streamlined and repackaged the documents, tools and processes that are now required for the Resident Educator Program. Many documents are no longer required and the documents/tools that are required are available through the Mentor Toolkit, which is available here.

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    Will REs be assigned a mentor in each of the four years of the program?

    No.  Mentoring is only required during the first two years of the program.  During year 3, REs are assigned a facilitator who provides support to the REs for the RESA.

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    Will the Ohio Department of Education publish an updated list of certified mentors for the Resident Educator program?

    No, records of mentor certification need to be kept by mentors and program coordinators.

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    With how many REs can each mentor work?

    Mentors should be assigned Resident Educators as appropriate for their schedules. Full-release mentors can mentor multiple Resident Educators. Full-time classroom teachers usually work with a single Resident Educator. Schools and districts retain the discretion to make mentor assignment decisions.

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    Are mentors required to register in the state’s CORE system?

    As part of the resident educator registration process, program coordinators select the assigned mentor for each resident educator in the CORE registration system.  

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    Can administrators serve as mentors?

    No, unless the administrator who is the mentor is NOT the evaluator of the RE for the purpose of employment. The mentoring process is for the purpose of professional growth and eventual professional licensure, not an evaluative process for the purpose of employment. Every effort should be made to keep the formative assessment occurring in the RE Program separate from the teacher evaluation conducted by the site administrator. For more information on the role of the principal in the RE Program, please see the RE program standards for the Resident Educator webpage.

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Mentor Training

    What training is required for experienced or previously trained mentors?

    For certified mentors trained before June 1, 2015, an online module titled Mentor Refresh is available to update the mentor on program requirements. 

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    What training is required for new mentor certification?

    New mentors to the Resident Educator program take two days of face-to-face training; RE Mentor Academy Day 1 and RE Mentor Academy Day 2.  These trainings replace the former IM and RE-1 trainings. Registration is open in STARS through the SAFE account; search keywords mentor academy, RE mentor academy, mentor training, or RE mentor training.

    For certified mentors trained prior to June 1, 2015, an online module titled Mentor Refresh is availalbe to update the mentor on program requirements.  

      

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    When are Mentor Academy Day 1 and Day 2 training sessions for mentors available?

    Mentor Academy Day 1 and Day 2 trainings are scheduled from June through November in locations across the state. Registration is open in STARS through the SAFE account; search keywords mentor academy, RE mentor academy, mentor training, or RE mentor training.

     

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    What is the cost of the mentor training?
    The cost for each one-day session of mentor training is $85 regardless of location. The training fee includes materials and lunch. Check the contact information for the specific session provided on STARS for information about how the payment is to be made and to whom. ODE does not receive any of these funds. Do not make a payment to or draw up purchase orders for ODE.

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    Can a program coordinator or administrator attend training and then train the mentors in the district?
    No. Each mentor in the Resident Educator Program must attend required training led by state trainers to become certified.

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    Are additional mentor trainings available to mentors?
    Yes. Additional optional mentor trainings are provided throughout the year. More information is available on the Resident Educator webpage.

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    Are any district personnel (other than mentors) required to take any training?

    No, however the state encourages school and district personnel involved in the Ohio Resident Educator Program to review the resources and materials that are available to support their program (See SECTION 9: Resources).

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Principal Questions

    Can a principal become a mentor?

    The only time an administrator can serve as the mentor for a Resident Educator is when administrator is NOT the evaluator of the Resident Educator for the purpose of employment. The mentoring process is for the purpose of professional growth and eventual professional licensure, not an evaluative process for the purpose of employment. Every effort should be made to keep the formative assessment occurring in the Resident Educator program separate from the teacher evaluation conducted by the site administrator. 

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    How is the Resident Educator program aligned with OTES?

    The program is designed to fit alongside the Ohio Teacher Evaluation System (OTES) with clear linkages and connections between the two.  Both are aligned with the Ohio Standards for the Teaching Profession. The Resident Educator program is a professional development program that leads to a professional license, whereas OTES is an evaluative process used for the purpose of employment.

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    What is the role of the principal in the Ohio Resident Educator Program?

    Principals and site administrators play an important role in the RE Program. For more information on the role of the principal, please see the Resident Educator program standards. State Trainers can also provide in-depth principal training tailored to district support.  If interested, please contact ODE RE program staff.

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Program Coordinator Questions

    Is a school or district required to designate a program coordinator?

    Yes.  To participate in the program as a program coordinator, an individual must be selected by the school or district to serve in this capacity and be assigned the “Coordinator-Resident Educator Role” in the Ohio Education Directory System (OEDS).

     ODE staff communicates on a regular basis directly with program coordinators to ensure they have the most up-to-date information about the Resident Educator program.  

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    How can RE program coordinators be added to the OEDS database to ensure that they receive up-to-date information about the program?

    Anyone serving as a RE program coordinator must first be assigned the role of Coordinator-Resident Educator Program in the Ohio Educational Directory System (OEDS) by their school/district OEDS administrator. This information then pre-populates the state’s RE program coordinator list serve. Updates on the RE Program are provided through this list serve. Program coordinators should work with their local OEDS Administrator to ensure their role is updated in OEDS.

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    What are the responsibilities of the Program Coordinators?

    Resident Educator program coordinators are responsible for:

    1. Planning, implementing and reporting on the Resident Educator program;

    2. Communicating program information to any mentors, Resident Educators, principals and teachers;

     3. Annually registering eligible Resident Educators in the state’s CORE system and entering completion criteria for each candidate at the end of each year.

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    What happens if a Program Coordinator needs assistance using the CORE registration system?

    Download the 2015-2016 CORE User’s Guide here, or log in to your SAFE account to find the guide in the dropdown menu under the Resident Educator tab in the registration system.  If you have a specific inquiry about a specific resident educator’s registration record, please send your inquiry via email to REProgram@education.ohio.gov  and include the following information:

    • Resident Educator State ID and Name
    • Organization Name and IRN
    • Specific issue or question

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    What type of training is required for Program Coordinators?

    There is no required training for Program Coordinators. They are encouraged, however, to attend a Program Coordinator Network meeting, typically held in the fall and spring. They are also encouraged to review all information provided for Program Coordinators on the Resident Educator website located here.

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    Who can be a Program Coordinator?

    The district/school determines who will be designated as the Program Coordinator.

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Licensure

    Can educators earn credit for teaching experience toward residency?

    Individuals with out-of-state teaching experience or Ohio teaching experience under certain circumstances may be given consideration for credit toward the Resident Educator Program. Go here to learn more about why and how employers may grant credit to educators who have teaching experience outside of the teacher residency program.  

    Teachers who come to Ohio with three or more years of teaching experience out of state should work with the Office of Educator Licensure to determine if they are eligible to apply for the five year professional educator license.  Please go here to learn more.

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    How do I apply for a resident educator license or alternative resident educator license?
    The first step in applying for a resident educator or alternative resident educator license is to apply for a SAFE account by accessing the SAFE link at the top of education.ohio.gov. In addition to the last four digits of the applicant’s Social Security number, the applicant will need either an Ohio driver’s license number or state of Ohio identification number (available from an Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles office). Those without one of these two forms of identification will find instructions in the SAFE creation menu about uploading another acceptable form of identification.
     
    Once the SAFE account is validated, applicants should log into SAFE and verify that their email addresses are entered correctly. Once logged into SAFE, they can begin an application by accessing ODE.CORE and the CORE licensure system. You can complete your profile in the My Information section and start your application in the My Applications page, both of which are accessible from the top left drop-down menu.
     
     

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    How do I extend, advance or renew my resident educator or alternative resident educator license?

    Please see this Web page for more information.

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    How is credit granted for prior years of teaching?

    The employing district must verify teaching experience with the assistance of the teachers. All Resident Educators begin in Year 1 of the program, even if they are granted credit for prior teaching experience. Before beginning the Resident Educator program, those educators who have teaching experience outside of the Ohio Resident Educator program may be eligible for up to two years of credit for teaching experience, beginning with the 2007-08 school year. The employing district must verify teaching experience with the assistance of the teacher. Program Coordinators are able to enter credit for Resident Educators directly in the CORE registration system.

    Resident Educators with one or two years of credit are eligible to begin the summative assessment in Year 2 of the program. Further guidance about credit for teaching experience toward residency is found here. Directions for entering credit are included in the CORE Registration directions located here.

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    How is credit granted for Teach for America and out-of-state candidates?

    Teachers who have completed at least two years of teaching in another state as a participant in The Teach for America program shall be credited as having completed two years of the teacher residency program.

    Out-of-state applicants with fewer than three years of experience in their area of preparation are required to complete a Resident Educator program, and those out-of-state applicants who have completed one or two years of teaching in another state shall be credited by the State Board of Education as having completed the equivalent number of years of the teacher residency program.

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Career Tech

    Does the Ohio Resident Educator Program apply to career-technical teachers who hold a Resident Educator License?

    The Ohio Resident Educator Program uses the same procedures and protocols for career-technical teachers as it does for all other teachers. Career-technical teachers who hold a Resident Educator license complete four years of the Resident Educator Program including two years of mentoring support.  

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    When does a career-technical teacher who holds a Resident Educator license begin the RE program?

    Career-technical teachers who hold a Resident Educator license begin the Resident Educator Program in the first year of teaching.

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    Does the Ohio Resident Educator Program apply to career-technical teachers who hold an Alternative Resident Educator license?

    Yes. Those educators who are teaching career-technical courses under an alternative resident educator license issued under section 3319.26 of the Ohio Revised Code are not required to complete the two years of mentoring. They are, however, required to complete all four years of the Resident Educator program and are also required to take the Resident Educator Summative Assessment in Year 3 of the Resident Educator program. Therefore, Program Coordinators should continue to register educators with these alternatively licenses in CORE for each of the four years of the program.

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    When does a career-technical teacher who holds an Alternative Resident Educator license begin the Resident Educator Program?

    Teachers holding an Alternative Resident Educator license and teaching career-technical courses, who meet the RE Program eligibility criteria, must be registered in CORE for the RE Program for all four years of the program; however, they are not required to complete the program requirements for Year 1 and Year 2. Additionally, these teachers, if they continue to meet the RE Program eligibility criteria, must be registered in the RE Program in CORE in Year 3 as eligible for taking RESA and must take the RESA in year 3. These teachers, if they continue to meet the RE Program eligibility criteria, must also be registered in the RE Program in CORE in Year 4 and either retake the RESA if unsuccessful in Year 3, or if they were successful in completing RESA in Year 3, they must complete the district’s fourth year program requirements.

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    Can a career–technical supervisor become a mentor?

    The mentoring process in the Resident Educator Program is for the purpose of professional growth and eventual professional licensure, not an evaluative process for the purpose of employment. If a career-technical supervisor serves in an evaluative capacity in any way for the resident educator, then the supervisor cannot act as a mentor to that same resident educator.

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Resident Educator Summative Assessment (RESA)

    How many times can an educator take the Resident Educator Summative Assessment?

    Resident Educators are permitted three opportunities to pass the Resident Educator Summative Assessment.

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    How much does the Resident Educator Summative Assessment cost?

    There is no cost to the candidates, The Ohio Department of Education is supporting the costs of implementing the Resident Educator Summative Assessment, including use of software platform, site licenses, assessors, facilitation training and other related resources.

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    Is the Resident Educator Summative Assessment (RESA) still the performance assessment that is required for Resident Educators?

    Yes, the Resident Educator Summative Assessment is still the required performance-based assessment for licensure purposes and must be attempted by all Resident Educators in Year 3 of the program. 

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    What counts as an “attempt” to pass the RESA?

    Per Ohio Administrative Code 3301-24-04, resident educators are currently permitted three (3) attempts to pass the RESA. It is important to know that candidates will receive a “failed” attempt if they are registered in the current program year and have:  

    • Completed and submitted a task that does not meet the criteria and is scored as “not passed”;
    •  Never started a task or started a task and never completed or submitted it for scoring;
    • Completed and submitted a task containing evidence that is “disqualified” (e.g. video evidence must be submitted in the proper format; documents cannot contain personal identifying information); or
    • Not completed the RESA account profile and not submitted tasks in the year the candidate is registered to participate in the assessment (e.g. failure to set up the RESA account and/or failure to submit any tasks for scoring will result in a failed attempt). 

    Candidates who have not passed all four RESA tasks after the score reports are available in June and have not used all their attempts will need to register again next year for RESA. They must complete, submit and pass all remaining tasks to avoid another failed attempt.

    Please go here to read more about this topic.

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    What is the Resident Educator Summative Assessment?

    The Resident Educator Summative Assessment (RESA) is a performance assessment that requires candidates to demonstrate their knowledge and skills in real time based on the Ohio Standards for the Teaching Profession. Performance assessments allow teachers to show what they know by demonstrating their teaching skills in action. Performance assessments provide direct evidence of what teachers do in the classroom, supported by required written commentary, evidence and artifacts. The RESA calls for candidates to demonstrate their ability to design and implement instruction that engages students in complex thinking, using formative and summative assessments to inform their teaching practices.

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    When and how can the educator prepare for the Resident Educator Summative Assessment?

    Resident Educators begin preparing for the RESA on the first day of their teaching experience,  This preparation continues throughout Years 1 and 2 of the Resident Educator Program, Resident Educators should be working with their mentors to reflect on teacher work that shows the continual implementation of the “Plan, Teach, Assess, Reflect, Revise” teaching-learning cycle and demonstrating use of authentic teacher work such as lesson planning, data analysis and assessment for reflection, As soon as the school year begins in which the educator will take the summative assessment, the educator should begin to collect evidence for the performance tasks.

    The Resident Educator Summative Assessment Performance Instrument and Participant Guide, available at www.Educopia.com/resa  guides candidates through the process by providing detailed instructions on how to complete each task and the rubrics that are used to score each task.

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    Who determines whether the educator is ready to take the Resident Educator Summative Assessment?

    Resident Educators entered in program Year 3 in CORE are required to take the summative assessment. Resident Educators who are in program Year 2 in CORE who were granted one or two years of credit for teaching experience are eligible to begin the RESA.  The CORE system will identify whether or not the Resident Educator is eligible to take the RESA in a program year.  Candidates who are registered in program Year 3, 4, or 5 who have not yet passed the RESA will be required to take or retake the assessment during that program year.

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