Ohio Teaching License Renewal

Ohio State Requirements

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+Renew Your License | State Requirements

When renewing a 5-Year Professional or Associate License, the educator must complete: 

  • Six semester hours of coursework related to classroom teaching and/or the area of licensure; or 
  • 180 continuing education contact hours (18 CEUs). 

You can earn 6 semester hours in a number of ways:  

Example 1: Equity Focus 

5110: Creating a Vision for Equity in Education (3 credits) 

5111: Mindsets and Skillsets for a Culturally Responsive Classroom (3 credits) 

 

Example 2: Differentiation Focus 

5147: Bringing Students from Unfinished Learning to Soaring Achievement (3 credits) 

717: Differentiated Learning: How to Teach to Varying Ability Levels (3 credits) 

 

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For educators pursuing licensure for: Early Childhood, Middle Childhood or Intervention Specialist 

OR 

If you are renewing your license and did not complete 12 hours of reading in your undergraduate level courses, or are transferring from out of state, you need at least 12 semester hours of coursework in the teaching of reading that includes at least one separate course of at least three semester hours in the teaching of phonics in the context of reading, writing, and spelling.  

We recommend the following courses to meet this requirement: 

5030: Focus on Phonics for Effective Reading, Writing, and Spelling Instruction (3 credits)   

5078: Solving the Reading Puzzle: Using Assessment to Drive Intervention (3 credits)  

5040: Increasing Comprehension with Close Reading in Your Classroom (3 credits)  

5038: Victorious Vocabulary Instruction for Remarkable Reading (3 credits)  

 

For more information on renewal and reading requirements, visit the Ohio Department of Education Website.  

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Relicensure: 

6 semester hours = 180 continuing education contact hours 

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When renewing a Five-Year Professional or Associate License, choose courses related to classroom teaching and/or the area of licensure.  


If pursuing licensure for: Early Childhood, Middle Childhood, or Intervention Specialist, you may complete one or more of the following Learners Edge courses to gain the needed semester hours. Make sure you register with our Ohio academic partner, Lourdes University. 

5078: Solving the Reading Puzzle: Using Assessment to Drive Intervention (3 credits)  

5030: Focus on Phonics for Effective Reading, Writing, and Spelling Instruction (3 credits)   

5040: Increasing Comprehension with Close Reading in Your Classroom (3 credits)  

5038: Victorious Vocabulary Instruction for Remarkable Reading (3 credits)  

 

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Above is a summary of how Learners Edge may help your continuing education and Ohio license renewal needs. This summary should in no way release individuals from their responsibility of ensuring that the course(s) they take meets their professional needs.  We hope it provides assistance in understanding how Learners Edge might help you in the accumulation of clock hours or graduate credit for salary advancement and the Ohio license renewal process.