If you are a teacher working in the state of Ohio, you should know the steps required to renew a five-year educator license. If you are not currently employed at a school in Ohio, you should also know how to renew such a license in the event that you want to obtain employment in the future. We will take a look at the steps involved in this process.
If you are currently employed as an educator in a school in Ohio, you must put together an Individual Professional Development Plan (IPDP). This plan must be approved by the Local Professional Development Committee (LPDC). This requirement is for all educators who work at public schools, community schools or nonchartered public schools.
As part of the plan, the educator looking to renew his or her five-year license must complete the following:
- Six hours of coursework that is related to teaching
- Eighteen CEUs, which equals 180 hours of continuing education
- Additional activities that are related to the classroom and are approved by the LPDC.
If you are not currently employed at an Ohio school but want to renew your five-year license, you must complete any one of the following:
- Provide dates of completed coursework
- Nine hours of coursework related to teaching if the license has lapsed for no more than five years
- Twelve hours of coursework related to teaching if the license has lapsed for more than five years
Are you having issues with your educator license in Cleveland? An attorney will be able to help you navigate the license renewal process.
Source: Ohio Department of Education, "Apply for a New License," accessed Dec. 01, 2017