The Office of Educator Licensure (OEL) is responsible for processing licensure applications and issuing licenses to qualified candidates. In addition, OEL provides licensure information and technical assistance to educators, schools, school districts, and colleges and universities that prepare educators.
Ohio Assessments for Educators
Ohio Assessments for Educators is a new series of tests developed by the Evaluation Systems Group of Pearson. Beginning September 1, OAE will replace the Praxis II series as the required Ohio educator licensure assessments, except for world languages.
Ohio Assessments for Educators - NEW - Licensure candidates, educator preparation programs, administrators and others seeking information about OAE will find key dates, test information, contact information and frequently asked questions. The site will be updated periodically with additional information and resources.
Regional Licensure Consultants
Regional Licensure Consultant Information for Superintendents, Human Resources Directors and Teacher Preparation Institutions - Superintendents, human resources directors and teacher education program deans can check this list to find a regional licensure consultant who can serve as a "go-to" person for licensure questions and issues.
General Contact Information
Educator Licensure Questions (email)
Phone: (614) 466-3593
Fax: (614) 466-1999
Office of Educator Effectiveness
Jennifer Kangas, Director
Curtis E. Hewitt, Assistant Director
Ohio Department of Education
Office of Educator Licensure
25 S. Front Street, Mail Stop 105
Columbus, Ohio 43215-4183