Master Teacher

The Master Teacher program allows teachers to demonstrate their practice based on the Ohio Standards for the Teaching Profession. Successful completion of the program also satisfies one of the requirements for an advanced license, which is part of the licensure structure that became effective in January 2011. 


Earning a Master Teacher Designation

Please note: For Master Teacher designation, the processes and procedures outlined below must be followed and the specified forms used.  [Form I is no longer required and has been deleted.]

Master Teacher Renewal

Please Provide Feedback

The Ohio Department of Education in conjunction with the Educators Standards Board now has available the renewal process for the Master Teacher Designation. As master teachers review and complete this process, please feel free to send feedback to ODE.  Feedback may be sent to Dee Anna Chickerella at or to Lori Parker at

To be eligible for the Master Teacher Renewal, educators must have obtained Master Teacher designation.

Renewal candidates may choose either Year Four or Year Five of their Master Teacher designation to complete the renewal process. If a Master Teacher successfully renews his/her designation during Year Four, his/her renewal status does not take effect until their current five-year designation expires.  ONLY teachers designated in either 2007 or 2008 can complete the renewal in the sixth year as well.

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