For Resident Educators

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.

Program Eligibility Requirements for Resident Educators

To participate in the program as a resident educator, individuals must:

  • Possess the appropriate Ohio educator license. Individuals holding a resident educator or alternative resident educator license participate in the Ohio Resident Educator Program. New Ohio teachers holding a one-year out-of-state educator license in Ohio may also participate. 
  • Meet the employment requirements for eligibility. To participate, resident educators must:
    • Be employed by an ODE-chartered educational entity, ODE or ODJFS licensed pre-school, Ohio correctional facility or a private educational agency located in Ohio.
    • Teach at least two classes or work at least 25% full-time equivalent in their area of licensure or in the area in which they hold a supplemental teaching license during the school year.
    • Be responsible for planning and delivering standards-based, preK-12 curriculum to students and evaluating their progress during the school year.
    • Work a minimum of 120 school days during the school year.
    • Be assigned an ODE‐certified, trained mentor by their employer.

Program Participation Requirements for Resident Educators

Resident Educators work collaboratively with their Mentor to complete the RE Program requirements using self-assessment and goal setting, demonstrate use of authentic teacher work such as lesson planning, data analysis, assessment for reflection, and successfully complete the Resident Educator Summative Assessment (RESA) to advance to Professional Licensure.

Resident educators meet annual requirements, collaboratively with their Mentor, through discussions and feedback about:

  • Self-assessment
  • Goal-setting
  • Instructional planning using authentic teacher work such as lesson plans and assessments
  • Observations for learning
  • Analysis of student learning using student work and assessments

Last Modified: 10/13/2015 2:25:17 PM