Be sure to confirm your specific teaching license renewal requirements with your state or local license-granting authority prior to enrolling.
Ohio teachers first receive a four-year Resident Educator License, which must be transitioned to a five-year Professional Educator License by completing the State’s Ohio Resident Educator Program. This is a mentoring and support program for teachers that ends in a formative progress review.
Teachers must renew their 5-year Professional Educator License every 5 years by completing the following:
- Six semester hours of coursework related to classroom teaching and/or the area of licensure; or
- 18 continuing education units (CEUs) (180 contact hours); or
- Other equivalent activities related to classroom teaching and/or the area of licensure as approved by the Local Professional Development Committee of the employing school, district or agency since the issuance of the license to be renewed.
Acceptable Course Work:
CEU’s must be earned through regionally-accredited providers
Model Teaching offers courses provided through regionally-accredited university partners. These institutions are accredited by several accrediting agencies. Our Academic Credit University-Partnered Courses meet the requirements for Ohio teacher required coursework for license renewal and Professional Development requirement hours according to the Ohio Department of Education. All courses completed through our academic partners will include access to an official transcript from that academic institution for submission to any license-granting authority.
Course requirements for licenses that have lapsed for up to five years:
Teachers must complete nine semester hours of coursework related to classroom teaching and/or area of licensure from an accredited institution.
REFERENCE: Ohio Department of Education