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.
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
- 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 completed after the last issue date of the expiring license. Educators must complete all renewal coursework and submit their 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.
Renewal requirements are in place to keep educators abreast of best practices in the field and the latest research findings. Classroom dynamics change constantly, and continuing education helps teachers find new ways to reach students and help them succeed. All coursework must lead to new knowledge in the P-12 classroom and be related to student success, wellness or achievement. Renewal coursework must be relevant to classroom teaching or area of licensure. The Department will also consider coursework completed for an additional P-12 licensure area for renewal of an expiring license. Courses which provide credit for completing routine teaching duties and responsibilities and courses in which the curriculum is selected by the educator rather than the university will not be accepted, even if reflected on an official transcript from an accredited university. Please note that the Department DOES NOT pre-approve coursework.
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
Educators must submit their official transcripts from an accredited college or university. Please review the Instructions for Submitting Transcripts and short video tutorial before scanning and uploading 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: 10/18/2021 11:37:34 AM