Former and retired members of the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, Space Force and Coast Guard, Reserve components and National Guard qualify for counseling services as they prepare to obtain an Ohio educator license and a teaching job in Ohio.
The Ohio Department of Education has eliminated fees for educator licenses to recognize the contributions of military families. The fees for any initial Ohio educator license, permit or certificate – or for a renewal – will be waived for candidates who are veterans with honorable characterization of service or current service members of all branches of the United States Armed Forces, including the National Guard or Reserves. Spouses of active duty services members also may receive a license free of charge. Learn More.
The Department also offers vouchers to Ohio Troops to Teachers candidates to pay for the Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE) required as evidence of content mastery for licensure. Reach out to a staff member of Ohio Troops to Teachers to determine whether you are eligible for an OAE voucher: OhioTTT@education.ohio.gov.
Last Modified: 11/29/2023 7:57:13 AM