2-Year Provisional STEM License

The Ohio Department of Education issues two-year provisional science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) licenses under Ohio lawto applicants who meet qualifications and have been hired by a designated Ohio STEM school. Two-year provisional STEM licenses are issued for Computer Information Science, Integrated Mathematics, Integrated Science and Technology Education. 


Initial Requirements

The Department will issue the initial two-year provisional STEM license, at the request of an employing designated Ohio STEM school, with evidence of the following:

The employing Ohio STEM school must electronically approve the licensure application. Applicants must indicate in the application which Ohio school the application is to go to for electronic approval.

DOCUMENTS TO SUBMIT WITH THE INITIAL TWO-YEAR PROVISIONAL STEM LICENSE APPLICATION

Applicants must submit the following with their online application for the initial two-year provisional STEM license:

  • Official transcripts. Applicants must submit their official transcripts from an accredited college or university. Applicants should review the Instructions for Submitting Transcripts and short video tutorial before scanning and uploading transcripts.
    • Applicants who prefer to mail their original, official transcripts must use the following address: 

      Ohio Department of Education
      Office of Educator Licensure
      25 S. Front Street
      Mail Stop 504
      Columbus, OH 43215

    • Coursework completed outside the United States. Applicants who completed college coursework outside the United States must provide a course-by-course analysis from a  Department approved international credential evaluation service
  • Exam(s) score report. Pearson Education is the exam provider for Ohio educator licensure. Applicants must have their official exam score report sent directly from Pearson to the Department.

Renewal Requirements

Educators may renew their two-year provisional STEM license one time to complete requirements to advance their license. No documents are required with the online application. However, the employing Ohio STEM school must electronically approve renewal applications. Applicants must indicate in the application which Ohio school the application is to go to for electronic approval.


Requirements to Advance

Educators may advance their two-year provisional STEM license to the professional educator license upon completion of all requirements, including:

  • Two years of teaching under the provisional STEM license in a designated Ohio STEM school; and
  • A structured apprenticeship program through an educational service center (ESC) or Chancellor approved teacher preparation program in partnership with the employing Ohio STEM school.
    • Educators must submit their completed Advance form with their online application for the professional educator license if they complete a structured apprenticeship program through an ESC. 

Application Instructions

  • Access your OH|ID account.
  • Click Educator Licensure and Records (CORE).
  • Complete the online application from your CORE Dashboard.
  • See the CORE User Manual for complete instructions.

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1ORC 3319.28

Last Modified: 10/19/2021 11:56:32 AM