The current Master Teacher (MT) program aligns with the new licensure structure effective January 2011. Successful completion of the MT program will satisfy one of the requirements for an advanced license (available in 2011).
The Master Teacher program allows teachers to demonstrate their practice based on the Ohio Standards for the Teaching Profession. Now that it is a recognized path for an advanced-level educator license in Ohio, it provides even stronger motivation for teachers to complete the program.
To view a PowerPoint presentation about the Master Teacher Program, click here.
The Master Teacher Frequently Asked Questions document also provides information on the program.
To view/download the Master Teacher Scoring Samples document, click here.
Click on the appropriate links below to access Master Teacher documents. [Form I is no longer required and has been deleted.]
Please note: For Master Teacher designation, the processes and procedures outlined below must be followed and the specified forms used.
A – Master Teacher Definition and Criteria (PDF)
B – Master Teacher Processes and Procedures (PDF)
C – Master Teacher Application (PDF)
D – Master Teacher Scoring Guide (PDF)
F – Master Teacher Candidate's Score Report (PDF)
G – Master Teacher Recommendation Form (PDF)
H – Candidate's Checklist for Submission of Materials (PDF)
J – Master Teacher Writing/Evidence Guidelines (PDF)
K – Master Teacher Examples of Evidence (PDF)
L – One-Page Version of Ohio Standards for the Teaching Profession (PDF)
M – Master Teacher At a Glance (PDF) (program requirements)
Master Teacher Portfolio Scoring Workshop
March 7, 2013
1:00 - 3:00 P.M.
Westerville Public Library
126 South State Street
Westerville, Ohio 43081
This session provides program guidance and updates to district Master Teacher Committee members as well as actual scoring experiences. The workshop is valuable for new Master Teacher Committee members as well as experienced members who would like a refresher workshop.
Register in STARS.
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Brinda Price at Brinda.email@example.com.
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.
Form R – Master Teacher Renewal Overview (PDF)
Form S – Master Teacher Renewal Processes and Procedures (PDF)
Form T – Master Teacher Renewal Application (PDF)
Form U – Master Teacher Renewal Evidence Cover Page (PDF)
Form V – Master Teacher Renewal Score Report (PDF)
Form W – Master Teacher Renewal Checklist (PDF)
Form X – Master Teacher Renewal Evidence Explanation (PDF)
Office of Educator Standards
Julia Simmerer, Director
Brinda Price, Educational Consultant
Sharon Flinders, Administrative Assistant
(614) 752-8406 (FAX)
25 S. Front Street, Mail Stop 508
Columbus, Ohio 43215