4-Year Early College High School License

The Ohio Department of Education issues nonrenewable four-year early college high school educator licenses to applicants who meet qualifications and have been hired to teach grades 7-12 at an early college high school. 

Initial Requirements

The Department will issue a nonrenewable four-year early college high school educator license, at the request of an employing Ohio school or district with an approved early college high school program1, with evidence of the following:

  • Degree. Candidates must have a minimum of a graduate degree in a field related to the subject area they will teach from an accredited college or university;
  • Exam. Candidates must pass the content area exam for the requested subject area;
  • Work experience. Candidates must have at least one full school year of experience teaching students at any grade level, including post-secondary; and
  • Current background checks. All applicants must have current background checks on file with the Department.
The employing Ohio 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 FOUR-YEAR EARLY COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATOR LICENSE APPLICATION

Applicants must submit the following documents with their online application for the four-year early college high school educator 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 score report for the content area exam sent directly from Pearson to the Department. AND
  • Work experience verification. Applicants must submit an original letter, on district letterhead, signed and dated by the school superintendent or human resources director, verifying their dates of full-time employment and teaching assignments, including subjects and grade levels during each year of employment.

Requirements to Advance

Educators may advance their four-year early college high school educator license upon completion of the following requirements:
  • Exam. Educators must pass the professional knowledge exam; and
  • Work experience. Educators must teach four full school years under the early college high school educator license in the subject area listed on the license.

DOCUMENTS TO SUBMIT WITH THE APPLICATION FOR THE FIVE-YEAR PROFESSIONAL EDUCATOR LICENSE

  • Exam. Pearson Education is the exam provider for Ohio educator licensure. Applicants must have their official score report for the professional knowledge exam sent directly from Pearson to the Department. AND
  • Work experience verification. Educators must submit an original letter, on district letterhead, signed and dated by the school superintendent or human resources director verifying their dates of full-time employment and teaching assignments, including subjects and grade levels during each year of employment under the early college high school educator license.

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.
1ORC 3313.6013

Last Modified: 10/19/2021 12:16:17 PM