So you want to be a certified Ohio Teacher. We can take a look at the process here:

Traditional Approach Ohio Teaching Certificate

  1. A Bachelor's or Master's Degree
  2. Time and experience in a classroom (internship & student-teaching)
  3. Complete a background and fingerprint check. Call (614) 466-3593 to request a fingerprint card
  4. Pass the
  5. Submit the following:
    • Completed Application
    • $24 check/money order payable to Ohio T.E.C
    • Official transcripts, degrees, and school credits
    • Also, include copies of all test scores
    • Recommendations
    • Mail to:
      Office of Educator Licensure
      25 South Front Street, Mail Stop 105
      Columbus, Ohio 43215-4183
      Call a representative for more information (614) 466-3593
  6. Do you want to renew your Ohio Teacher Certification?

Alternative Ohio Teacher Certifications

This certificate is valid for 2 year and cannot be renewed up. Teaching is limited to grades 7-12 and special education k-12.

  1. You still need a valid degree 
  2. Complete a background and fingerprint check. Call (614) 466-3593 to request a fingerprint card
  3. Submit the following:
    • Completed Application
    • $24 check/money order payable to Ohio T.E.C
    • Official Transcripts of all degrees and credits you have earned
    • Recommendations
    • Proof of work experience (5 years)
    • Mail to:
      Office of Educator Licensure
      25 South Front Street, Mail Stop 105
      Columbus, Ohio 43215-4183
      Call a representative for more information (614) 466-3593

Teaching Schools in Ohio

This list also contains online schools that accept students from Ohio

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University of Phoenix, Online
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Liberty University, Online

• With 100,000+ students, it's the largest private, nonprofit university in the nation.
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• Offers over 230 programs online, from the certificate to the doctoral level.
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• The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 76.5%.

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Ashworth College, Online
  • Providing accredited online courses and degree programs since 1987.
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  • Students can customize monthly payments to fit their budgets and lifestyle.
  • Program and course tuition is all-inclusive: textbooks, learning materials, and academic support are covered in the cost.
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Capella University, Online
  • Features 43 degree programs and more than 142 specializations.
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  • Reduced tuition, transfer credits, and other benefits are available for all military service members and veterans.
  • Allows students to preview a free, one-week mini course to give an accurate impression of the student experience.
  • Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA).
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Stratford Career Institute, Online
Stratford Career Institute can help you earn your diploma from home in as little as six months, thanks to their proven study methods.
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