Teacher Licensure State Requirements - Ohio

Become a Teacher in Ohio

Ohio teaching certificate

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

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