Mentor/Facilitator Selection Process

Program coordinators are responsible for assigning each resident educator (RE) a mentor and/or facilitator for the school year. Program coordinators should attempt to find the best possible match between the mentor and the RE based on the needs of the RE.   


When selecting mentors for REs, please consider the following:

  • A mentor is assigned to every RE. Local policies and procedures may permit a mentor to work with more than one RE at a time.
  • A mentor provides ongoing instructional support through differentiated mentoring activities that allow REs to grow and practice the profession of teaching.
  • A mentor must be state-certified by completing the 12-hour state Resident Educator Mentor Academy. See certification requirements.
  • Program coordinators may use the Mentor Selection Tool (revised 2020) to aid them with selecting appropriate mentors for REs.

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When selecting facilitators for REs, please consider the following:

  • A facilitator supports resident educators registered to take the Resident Educator Summative Assessment (RESA). 
  • A facilitator must be knowledgeable about the RESA requirements. See RESA details here.
  • A facilitator uses the online Facilitator Training and the Ohio RESA Guidebook to aid them in knowing the appropriate support to provide to REs.
    • To access RESA Facilitation Training, please go to your Ohio Department of Education OH|ID account. Once you are signed into your OH|ID account, choose Learning Management System and click on ok for "navigating to an external application."
    • The Ohio RESA Guidebook is developed by TeachForward and posted to their website at

For more details about Facilitators, please visit:

Last Modified: 3/14/2023 3:58:38 PM