Ohio's Educator Standards

The Educator Standards Board (ESB) was established by the Ohio General Assembly to bring standards-based reform to the educator level by defining standards for teachers and principals at all stages of their careers.

In 2004, Senate Bill (SB) 2 placed into law many of the recommendations made by the Governor’s Commission on Teaching Success in the areas of standards, teacher preparation, recruitment and retention and professional development.

The State Board of Education adopted the new teacher, principal and professional development standards in October 2005. The Standards for Ohio Educators book details the standards and how they can be used.

The Ohio Continuum of Teacher Development: A Resource Tool for Educators supports Ohio's educators as they develop the skills and knowledge necessary to provide the highest quality education to Ohio students. Based on the Ohio Standards for the Teaching Profession, the Continuum describes teachers' progress throughout the course of their careers.

Professional Standards

Supporting Ohio Standards for Principals Resources

  1. Ohio Standards for Principals One-Page, 2018
  2. Ohio Standards for Principals Development Process
  3. Ohio Standards for Principals - Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (PSEL) Crosswalk
  4. 2005 and 2018 Ohio Standards for Principals Comparison 
  5. 2018 Ohio Standards for Principals PPT

Click on the following titles for individual sections of the Standards for Ohio Educators book:

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