For Resident Educators

Welcome to the Ohio Resident Educator Program!

The Ohio Resident Educator (RE) Program can be envisioned as steps on a professional pathway to continued professional learning, leading educators to more effective practices and excellence in teaching. The two-year residency program consists of a system of support and mentoring to develop:

  • Relationships and Communications;
  • Equitable Practice;
  • Professional Growth and Development; and
  • Instructional Practice and Building Capacity.

chart illustrating each principle above that is reinforced with reflective practice

In the two years of the program, REs work collaboratively with their mentor to complete annual requirements through discussions and feedback. Mentors provide ongoing instructional support using self-assessment and goal setting, demonstrating use of authentic teacher work such as lesson planning, data analysis and assessment for reflection.

In the second year, REs also work with their facilitator who supports them as they prepare to submit a Lesson Reflection for the Resident Educator Summative Assessment (RESA). 

When the RE has successfully completed two years of the program and successfully completed the RESA, they have completed the Ohio Resident Educator Program. See Finishing Residency for information on advancing to the 5-year professional license and additional requirements for teachers who hold the alternative resident educator license. 

To learn more about the program requirements, program components and other relevant program information, please use the following links.

Getting Started in the Resident Educator Program

Requirements of the Resident Educator Program

Completing the Resident Educator Program

  • REs may check their status in the Ohio Resident Educator Program by logging in to their Department of Education Educator Profile and clicking on the "My RE Summary" from the "Important Links" box.
  • REs whose "My RE Summary" shows years 1 and 2 completed and a successful RESA result have completed the RE Program.

More Information about the Resident Educator Program

Standards, Resources and Tools

For further guidance, visit these standards, resources and tools.

Last Modified: 11/3/2023 10:51:29 AM