Qualified teachers are in high demand. Candidates may review the roles and responsibilities of teachers as well as pathways to teacher licensure in Ohio on this printable PDF
Licensure Pathways and Requirements
There are many opportunities for those interested in working with PreK-12 students. Please visit the Exploring Careers in Education section of the Ohio Department of Education’s Human Capital Resource Center for information about career opportunities and pathways to licensure. See below for additional information regarding types of licenses and pathways to licensure.
Additional Licensure Information
Please see below for quick links to additional licensure information and resources for educators and employing schools and districts.
How to Determine Which License is Required
Schools and districts are responsible for determining which license is required for an educator’s employment, based on Ohio law1 (as reflected in EMIS staff reporting procedures). Schools and districts with questions regarding requirements for EMIS reporting should consult with their EMIS coordinators and the EMIS manual. Schools and districts with questions regarding requirements for licensure should consult with the Office of Educator Licensure. The Department provides the following resources to assist schools and districts with making this determination.