The license doesn't cover 4-5 because Ohio's licensure is banded
differently. Thye go PK-3, 4-9, and 7-12. So, an out of state
license covering k-5 only fits in the first band. This was changed
about 8 years ago. Although, they are now looking at changing it
again. Also, you can add on an endorsement to be able to teach 4-6
grades, you have to take some classes and a praxis test.....all
about the money.
On 10/06/09, Newbie wrote:
> Hi Southern transplant,
> Thanks for the tip. Guess I will just have to wait until I get
> to Ohio to finish up stuff. Why is your certification not
> covering 4-5? I too graduated about 11 years ago, but I had to
> take the phonics course as part of my reading specialist
> endorsement. If I just have to take the Praxis, then that is
> what I will take the time to do.
> On 10/06/09, Southern transplant to newbie wrote:
>> I had to send in my out of state packet along with my
>> transcripts in order for the OH Dept. of Ed. to tell me what
>> I needed to do in order to get my certificate. In GA I was
>> certified PK-5 but here I am only PK-3 and I still have to
>> take an additional phonics course for renewal in 5 years.
>> Honestly they will have to take a look at your transcripts.
>> I did have to take the Praxis as well but most of this could
>> be because I graduated from college 15 years ago. Having
>> your Reading Specialist will definitely be to your
>> advantage. I have been told that southern OH needs more
>> teachers than the northern part of the state. Be prepared to
>> sub but here in Ohio a sub must possess a Bachelor's degree
>> so the fact that you are a certified teacher doesn't
>> necessarily mean that you go to the top of the list. Good
>> On 10/06/09, Newbie to teaching in Ohio wrote:
>>> Hi everyone,
>>> I am going to be a newbie to Mason, Ohio in a few weeks. I
>>> tried today to email the department of education, but was
>>> told to call and speak to someone. However, I am really
>>> hoping that you can help me.
>>> I currently posess an Arizona teaching certificate in
>>> Elementary Education with endorsements in Structured
>>> English Immersion and Reading Specialist.
>>> I know I will have to take the Praxis, but which one? Do I
>>> have also take it in the areas I have endorsements in as
>>> well? Also, are there any classes that I will have to take?
>>> In Arizona, some new teachers have to take the Arizona
>>> Constitution and U.S. Constitution.
>>> Any help you can give me would be most appreciated. I will
>>> keep checking the boards until Friday. My internet is being
>>> turned off then.
>>> Thanks for all of your help. By the way, I have sent emails
>>> to Mason and Lebannon asking about volunteering/employment
>>> opportunities. In your opinion, was this a good move or a
>>> bad one?