The Ohio Teacher Education and Licensure Standards are sections of the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) and Ohio Revised Code (ORC) that establish requirements for educator licensing. The standards include requirements for obtaining and maintaining all available types of educator licenses, certificates and permits issued by the Ohio Department of Education, including teaching, administration and pupil services areas, alternative and temporary licenses, and credentials for substitute teaching, paraprofessionals and coaches.
Administrative rules are reviewed on an ongoing basis and the State Board of Education may revise these rules periodically or create new ones in response to recommendations from the Ohio Department of Education, the Educator Standards Board and/or other education stakeholders.
House Bill 1, passed in 2009, established a new licensure structure for Ohio educators, effective in 2011. Click here for a chart outlining the new structure as well as all other existing licenses, certificates and permits that are issued by the Ohio Department of Education.