Extend or Renew Resident Educator or Alternative Resident Educator Licenses
The Department issues extensions and renewals under Ohio law1 to allow candidates additional time to complete the Ohio Resident Educator Program.
Extensions - 1 Year
Educators may request a one-year extension to their currently expiring resident educator license provided they have met the following requirements:
FIRST AND SECOND EXTENSIONS. Candidates must complete two years in the Ohio Resident Educator Program to be eligible for the first and second extensions.
THIRD & FOURTH EXTENSIONS. Candidates must complete three years in the Ohio Resident Educator Program to be eligible for the third and fourth extensions.
Educators may request no more than four extensions.
alternative resident educators
Please note that alternative resident educator license holders may not extend their currently expiring license until they have successfully completed all coursework and the Ohio Assessment for Educators (OAE) 004 Assessment of Professional Knowledge exam, required to advance to the professional license.
Educators must have current background checks
on file with the Ohio Department of Education.
Renewals - 4 Year
Educators who are not eligible for additional extensions must renew their resident educator license for four more years to complete the Ohio Resident Educator Program. Please note that a license cannot be renewed until its expiration year.
ALTERNATIVE RESIDENT EDUCATORS
Alternative resident educator license holders may not renew their license until they have successfully completed all coursework and the Ohio Assessment for Educators (OAE) 004 Assessment of Professional Knowledge exam, required to advance to the professional license. Coursework completed to meet requirements of the Ohio Alternative Resident Educator licensure pathway will not count toward renewal requirements for an alternative resident educator license. Additional coursework will be required to renew an alternative resident educator license.
COURSEWORK REQUIREMENTS FOR RENEWAL OF A RESIDENT EDUCATOR LICENSE
- No pre-approval of coursework: Educators do not need to seek pre-approval of coursework from the Ohio Department of Education. The Department DOES NOT pre-approve coursework. Renewal coursework may be graduate or undergraduate level and should be related to classroom teaching or area of licensure. Those who have reading or phonics coursework limitations on their standard resident educator license may complete the required reading or phonic coursework as part of their renewal coursework.
- Accreditation: Candidates must complete coursework through an accredited college or university. Candidates may also see the Ohio Department of Higher Education’s Program Finder for a list of accredited institutions approved to offer Educator Preparation programs in the state of Ohio.
- Dates of coursework: Renewal coursework must be completed after the issue date of the expiring license.
- Coursework requirements for currently expiring licenses: Three semester hours of coursework related to classroom teaching or area of licensure from an accredited two-year or four-year institution of higher education. Educators must complete their renewal coursework and submit the renewal application prior to October 1 of the expiration year of the license to be renewed, or the renewal requirement increases to six semester hours.
- Coursework requirements for licenses that have lapsed for up to five years or longer: Six semester hours of coursework related to classroom teaching or area of licensure from an accredited two-year or four-year institution of higher education.
LICENSE HOLDERS WITH READING OR PHONICS COURSEWORK LIMITATIONS
All candidates who request a standard resident educator license for Early Childhood, Primary Childhood, Middle Childhood or Intervention Specialist areas must successfully complete teaching of reading coursework2. This coursework includes:
- Nine semester hours in the teaching of reading, and
- A three-semester hour course in the teaching of phonics (in the context of reading, writing and spelling).
Educators who hold a resident educator license with reading or phonics coursework limitations must complete the required coursework before renewing their teaching license. Coursework may be graduate or undergraduate level and must be completed through an accredited college or university. Official university transcripts reflecting the completed reading and phonics coursework AND additional renewal coursework must be submitted with the renewal application.
Instructions for Submitting Official Transcripts
Please be prepared to scan and upload your original, official transcript in PDF format to your OH|ID account to verify the completion of your renewal coursework. Please note that the Department does not accept grade reports, photos or photocopies of transcripts or unofficial transcripts. Please see the following requirements before uploading transcripts. You may also view a short video tutorial on how to scan and upload transcripts:
Candidates must have current background checks on file with the Ohio Department of Education.
- Access your OH|ID account.
- Click Educator Licensure and Records (CORE).
- Complete the online application to Extend or Renew from your CORE Dashboard.
- See the CORE User Manual for complete instructions.
Last Modified: 5/3/2021 2:07:13 PM