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Bi-Monthly newsletters include policy updates, procedure deadlines, and other just-in-time information that will aid in Ed Prep work. These are sent via the listerv and the previous 10 archived here as PDFs:
- August 2019
- May 2019
- January 2019
- November 2018
- August 2018
- April 2018
- February 2018
- October/November 2017
- August 2017
- May 2017
Accountability and Continuous Improvement Resources
- Metrics Reporting FAQs
- Ohio Educator Survey Crosswalks with Ohio Standards
- Measuring Reliability and Predictive Validity - An Analysis of Administered Ohio Educator Preparation Surveys
- Ohio Leadership Advisory Council Resources for Educator Preparation Programs
Accreditation Review Resources
Guidance for Programs
Guidance on Faculty Credentialing for Educator Preparation Program
Educator Preparation programs must follow the faculty guidelines set in the Academic Program Approval Guidelines. An additional guidance document to highlight the requirements specific to educator preparation os being provided to assist in understanding.
Conversion to the new Primary P-5 and Primary P-5 Intervention Specialist Licensure Bands
ODE has provided the transition plan for the OAE requirements. Institutions are encouraged to save this document and watch for updates from ODE as the new tests are developed.
Ohio University hosted a panel discussion regarding the transition to the new bands. A recording of that discussion is available on youtube.
The standards that will be used for Primary P-5 are the CAEP Elementary Standards. P-5 Intervention Specialist will continue to align to CEC.
Fall 2019 (or sooner if you choose), EPPs begin conversion of curriculum to align to the new standards.
Spring 2020 ODE Office of Educator Licensure will offer Primary as an option for e-signing.
Fall 2020 First Semester First-Year students begin under Primary program requirements, no new students enrolled into early childhood licensure programs. (Programs may start as early as Fall 2019, but no later than fall 2020.)
June 30, 2024 Last issuance date for p-3 licenses. Only candidates on teach-out lists submitted that spring will be granted a license after this date.
Currently approved Early Childhood licensure programs do not need to go through state review upon conversion. Beginning in Fall 2020, program review submissions for early childhood should be submitted as the Primary program.
Guidance on Paid Student Teaching Experiences: Student Teachers who are on a substitute teaching license, alternative license, or paraprofessional license may stay in the classroom in which they work. The EPP should establish and MOU with the school or district that clearly outlines the following roles and understandings:
- The school/district recognizes that the employee will be completing school requirements during working hours.
- The school/district will supply a mentor teacher who can periodically observe and provide feedback, just as a cooperating teacher would.
- The EPP will provide an institution employee to serve as the field supervisor for the candidate, and will conduct observations and feedback that are provided to all student teaching candidates.
Guidance on the inclusion of licensure-only students in a baccalaureate licensure program: Undergraduate Post-Baccalaureate programs only need state approval if they meet the following:
- The coursework for the program is run separately from the undergraduate licensure courses and admissions requirements are different.
- No undergraduate program is available and you have a licensure program that stands completely on its own. Students enrolling in your licensure-only option must be admitted into the program using the same qualifications that degree-seeking students are required to meet, and all requirements for the license must be completed.
Substance Abuse Prevention
The Ohio Attorney General's office has released a Drug Use Prevention Education Resource guide as well.
Ohio Related Services Workgroup Report and Resources
The Ohio Related Services Workgroup final report is posted on ODE's website. It includes resources to help recruit people into the many related services jobs that are understaffed.
ODE Office of Professional Conduct ABConduct TipSheets
Educators have a visible place in their communities. The choices they make, even when well-intended, can affect their families, jobs, schools and profession. The Ohio Department of Education, Ohio Education Association and Ohio Federation of Teachers offer this series of tip sheets supported by the Buckeye Association of School Administrators, Ohio Association of Secondary School Administrators and Ohio Association of Elementary School Administrators on how to recognize situations which can get good educators in trouble.
The Human Capital Resource Center is a website designed to assist people interested in becoming educators, as well as current educators speaking with potential educators, to explore the many options. It also provides easy to use information on how to navigate the systems to become an educator.
Ohio Leadership Advisory Council Resources
The Ohio Leadership Advisory Council has developed podcasts and other resources that can be used in licensure programs. From podcasts highlighting practices of current teachers and administrators, to online modules covering community and familiy engagement and cultural responsiveness, there are a variety of resources for almost any topic.