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.
Teachers who are eligible to participate in Year 1 of the Resident Educator Program and who meet one or more of the criteria below may be granted credit by their employer for one or two years of prior teaching experience toward completion of the Resident Educator Program. 

  • Out-of-state licensed teachers;
  • Ohio teachers who met eligibility criteria (assignment and license type) for the former Entry Year (EY), Transition (TREP), or current  Resident Educator Programs but who did not complete the program, regardless of the reason; and/or
  • Ohio teachers who taught under
    • ​An alternative educator license
    • An Ohio one year out-of-state educator license
    • A supplemental teaching license, or
    • A provisional career-tech workforce development license (Route B)
    • A 2 year provisional license

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.

In some instances, Resident Educators might complete one or more years of the Ohio Resident Educator Program, then move and teach out of state for one or two years before returning to Ohio to continue teaching. If the educator taught for less than three years in another state and then returns to Ohio, the educator would need to finish the teacher residency requirements. Therefore, some teachers may have teaching experience that occurs outside of the Resident Educator Program during the life of their active resident educator license that may be credited toward residency. 

The following document provides direction to districts for consideration of granting credit for teaching experience toward completion of the Ohio Resident Educator Program.

Credit for Teaching Experience Toward Residency

Last Modified: 10/6/2015 1:25:57 PM