Offering Programs Leading to Ohio Educator Licensure

The Chancellor of the Ohio Department of Higher Education is responsible for assuring the continued quality of educator preparation programs that lead to Ohio licensure or endorsement; verifying that educator preparation programs meet state mandates, standards and requirements; developing education program guidelines and enhancements that continuously increase quality and rigor; and reporting on the quality of Ohio educator preparation programs to the public.

Educator Preparation Program Review

Ohio Administrative Code establishes national accreditation as a pre-requisite to program approval. All educator preparation licensure programs must be approved by the Chancellor before enrolling students. Periodic review of license and endorsement programs will occur on a schedule determined by ODHE. The table below describes the review types and associated fees. Fees apply only to non-public and out-of-state institutions.

Activity

Fee

Fee for Additional Programs within the Same Subject Area

Fee for the Same Program at Different Levels

Full State Review: License

$1,000

$500

$500

Full State Review: Endorsement

$500

$250

N/A

Limited State Review: License or Endorsement

$200

$100

N/A

CAEP Review with Feedback (replaces state review of individual programs)

$0

$0

$0

CAEP Visit

$750/per person/per day

N/A

N/A

State Continuing Program Audit

$750/per person/per day

N/A

N/A

Change Request:  Curriculum Modification to an Approved Program

$250

$250

N/A

Change Request:  
Add Delivery Sites to a Current Program

$500

$250

$250

Change Request:  Delivery Mode, e.g. traditional, online, or hybrid, of an Approved Program

$500

$100

$100

Change Request:  Place an Approved Program into Dormancy

$0

$0

$0

 

 

Program Proposal Submission Process

Continuing Program Review

Ohio institutions may select one of the three options below for continuing program review:

  1. Limited State Review [available only to programs holding full Specialized Professional Association (SPA) recognition]: This option requires submission of evidence to the Ohio Department of Higher Education of evidence demonstrating alignment to Ohio-Specific Requirements, e.g. Value-Added, Dyslexia, Ohio Standards for the Teaching Profession, Ohio School Operating Standards - To be completed according to the state program approval deadline for each program
  2. CAEP Program Review with Feedback as part of Unit Accreditation Review. CAEP Technical Guide for this option is forthcoming. The Chancellor's program review for programs using this option will follow the CAEP Technical Guide.- To be completed as part of the unit's national accreditation cycle
  3. State Program Review - To be completed according to the state program approval deadline for each program
 
Guidelines and procedures for approval of new programs and changes to existing programs are described in the Ohio Department of Higher Education Guidelines and Procedures for Academic Program Review.  That document is posted at this link.

Please direct questions about the Ohio educator preparation program proposal process to: jmercerhill@highered.ohio.gov.