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    Re: 2-Year Provisional Licensure Renewal Questions


    Brian

    Posted on 10/26/09
    (2) Comments

    On 10/22/09, Scott wrote:
    > Hello everyone,
    >
    > I have some questions about Ohio licensure, continuing
    > education, and masterís degrees in education. I apologize
    > in advance for the lengthy post and amount of information.
    >
    > I graduated in June of 2003 with a Bachelor of Science in
    > Education degree (Early Childhood Education). I passed my
    > Praxis II in November of 2003 and my two-year provisional
    > License was issued on March 31, 2004. My license was valid
    > from July 1, 2004 to June 30, 2006.
    >
    > After completing my degree and receiving my licensure, I
    > moved out of the country. I have lived in Seoul, South
    > Korea for the past five years. During this time I taught
    > two years of kindergarten and three years of first grade. I
    > worked for two different accredited English speaking schools
    > that required their teachers to have degrees in education
    > and licensure just as they would in America. I taught a
    > mixture of American and Canadian content standards.
    >
    > I am now planning to return to America in March of 2010
    > (possibly 2011) and continue teaching in Ohio. Regrettably,
    > I have let my two-year provisional license expire. From
    > what I have read, I have up to five years from the
    > expiration date to renew this. This would include taking
    > six credit hours of coursework relevant to my degree, paying
    > a processing fee, and filling out renewal paperwork.
    >
    > Here are some questions I have about my situation:
    >
    > 1.) How do I know which continuing education classes would
    > be acceptable to fill these requirements for my degree? Can
    > they be any education related class?
    >
    > 2.) After graduating in 2003, I took a few classes for my
    > masterís in ECE. However, I have not pursued my masterís
    > any further. Do classes taken for a masterís degree
    > (perhaps in fields unrelated to ECE, such as ESL) count
    > towards these six credit hours of continuing education?
    >
    > 3.) Do the classes have to be completed before I apply for
    > a licensure renewal? Or could I apply first and then take
    > the classes?
    >
    > 4.) Can I still substitute teach with an expired licensure?
    >
    > 5.) Will the five years I taught in South Korea be
    > recognized as steps on the teaching pay scale in Ohio (or
    > perhaps other places in the U.S.)?
    >
    > 6.) I am keen to begin my masterís again, but this time
    > possibly in another concentration other than ECE. Is it
    > possible to continue to teach in the PreK-3rd grade area,
    > receive my masterís in another education specialty, and
    > still be recognized as being on the masterís degree pay
    scale?
    >
    > Again, I'm sorry for the amount of questions. I would
    > greatly appreciate any insight anyone may be able to give
    > me. Thank you!

    Hello,

    I work with teachers everyday on getting there licenses re-
    newed so I hope this helps a little. I would also suggest
    calling the DOE to get a little more information.

    You must complete your 6 semester credits before you re-apply.
    You can still teach as a sub before you get your license back
    because you hold a bachelors degree.
    You can take any courses that relates to your degree only if
    they are upper level or graduate courses.

    Feel free to email me with any other questions.


    Posts on this thread, including this one

  • 2-Year Provisional Licensure Renewal Questions, 10/22/09, by Scott.
  • Re: 2-Year Provisional Licensure Renewal Questions, 10/26/09, by Brian.