How to Become a Mentor

To qualify for consideration, mentor candidates must complete the following steps:

  1. Meet all of the following qualifications:
    • Five-year Professional License or two year Provisional License that has been renewed two or more times (NOTE THAT THE INCLUSION OF THE PROVISIONAL LICENSE HOLDERS IS A CHANGE FROM PREVIOUSLY RELEASED INFORMATION)
    • Five years of teaching experience; and
    • Recent classroom experience within the last five years.
  2. Complete district application process.
  3. Be selected by district/school to attend state-sponsored mentor training.
  4. Successfully complete state-sponsored mentor training

New mentors to the Resident Educator Program are required to successfully complete a face-to-face two-day mentor academy to receive mentor certification. Mentor training for new mentors begins in June.  Registration is open in STARS now; search keywords mentor academy, RE mentor academy, or RE mentor training.

Resident Educator Mentor Academy Day 1- This required one day training is Day 1 of the two day required Resident Educator Mentor Academy for the certification of all new mentors for the Resident Educator Program. Resident Educator Mentor Academy Day 1 replaces the former IM training.

Resident Educator Mentor Academy Day 2- This required one day training is Day 2 of the two day required Resident Educator Mentor Academy for the certification of all new mentors for the Resident Educator Program. Resident Educator Mentor Academy Day 2 replaces the former RE-1 training.

Previously certified mentors are not required to take additional training to remain certified.  A free online Mentor Refresh module will be available for all mentors and program coordinator June 1.

After successful completion of state-sponsored mentor training, mentors are matched with Resident Educators (REs) and are expected to provide standards-based mentoring support to REs. For information on specific expectations for mentors, refer to the Mentor Standards for the Ohio Resident Educator Program.

Last Modified: 4/16/2015 1:21:53 PM