Teacher Licensure State Requirements - Ohio

Become a Teacher in Ohio

If you are passionate about helping others learn, completing an online teaching certification program at WGU is an excellent way to apply your skills.

Before becoming a licensed teacher in Ohio, you must meet all of Ohio's teacher certification requirements (for those who have attended out-of-state teacher preparation programs), including:

  • Graduation from a bachelor’s degree program.
  • Completion of an out-of-state approved teacher education program and either a) an out-of-state teaching license from the home state of the program or b) a letter of eligibility issued by the approved program verifying the teacher candidate’s eligibility for certification in the home state of the program.
  • Background clearance resulting from completion of the required background check.
  • Passing scores on all of the required Praxis II content and pedagogy exams.

Note: Listed requirements are current and are subject to change at any time, even during enrollment.

For the most current information about becoming a licensed teacher in Ohio, please check the Ohio Department of Education website:
Ohio Department of Education Web site
1-877-644-6338
Educator.License@ode.state.oh.us

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