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Career and Technical Education, Teacher Licensure Program

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The Career and Technical Education Teacher Licensure Program develops professional career and technical educators who foster the development of students by preparing them for a high-performance workforce that is in constant transition. The program prepares teachers to plan, execute and assess instruction. You’ll develop skills necessary to organize content, create a positive learning environment, exercise appropriate teaching methods, and continue to reflect and develop professionally.

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Teaching in a Public School

This program is for career and technical teachers who do not have a bachelor's degree in their field, or who have a bachelor's degree in their field, but who do not have a degree in education.  

  • Enrollment in the licensure program must be initiated by the hiring school district.  
  • Applicants must have work experience in their field; the number of years required varies by teaching area.  
  • Teachers completing the program are eligible to apply for a standard teaching license valid for teaching students ages 8 and older.  
  • This professional certificate/license is valid for teaching the subject named on the credential in any chartered school in Ohio.  
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Teaching in a Correctional Institution 

The Career and Technical Education Teacher Licensure Program for career and technical teachers in corrections serves educators in adult and juvenile correctional settings. This program is for career and technical teachers who do not have a bachelor's degree in their field, or who have a bachelor's degree in their field, but who do not have a degree in education.  

  • Enrollment in the licensure program must be initiated by the institution.  
  • Applicants must have work experience in their field; the number of years required varies by teaching area.  
  • Teachers completing the program are eligible to apply for a standard teaching certificate/license valid for teaching students ages 8 and older.  
  • This professional certificate/license is valid for teaching the subject named on the credential in any chartered school in Ohio. 
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Summer Workshop Instructions

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Christopher Zirkle
Associate Professor; Program Chair
zirkle.6@osu.edu