Ohio Department of Education
Center for the Teaching Profession
Office of Educator Licensure
25 South Front St., Mail Stop 105
Columbus, Ohio 43215-4183
Phone: 614-466-3593 or 877-644-6338
Ohio Department of Education: http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Teaching/Licensure
Teacher Licensure Needed: Yes
Master’s Degree Needed: Yes
Praxis II Library Media Content Test Needed: No
Other Testing: As of September 1, 2013, teacher candidates or other professional educators wishing to become licensed must take either the Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE) or a combination of OAE Praxis tests.
Description: Library Media licenses are multi-age licenses, valid for teaching learners from ages three through twenty-one and pre-kindergarten through grade twelve in the curriculum areas named in the license. A minimum of twelve semester hours in the teaching of reading in the content area is required for the provisional or professional multi-age license.
Evaluation Process for Licensure
Criteria for eligible individuals:
- Completion of a master’s level program
- Completed certification at the graduate level
Reciprocity: Ohio follows the Interstate Agreement with the 40 states and the District of Columbia in the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education & Certification (NASDEC). However, one must meet the state’s requirements for teaching licensure because it is not a law. Further information can be found at http://www.nasdtec.net/?InterstateAgreements.