The Ohio Resident Educator Program began in 2011, and is a comprehensive, four-year initiative to assist beginning teachers with mentoring and professional development as they start their education careers. The Ohio Resident Educator Program can be envisioned as the first steps on a professional pathway to continued professional learning, leading educators to more effective practices and excellence in learning. Ohio Revised Code 3319.223 and Ohio Administrative Code 3301-24-04 provide the basis for the Ohio Resident Educator Program and the requirement to successfully pass the Resident Educator Summative Assessment (RESA). When teachers successfully complete program requirements, including the RESA component, they become eligible for a professional teaching license. Teachers take the RESA in year 3 of the four-year program.
The Ohio Resident Educator Program is built upon the foundation of
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For Resident Educators
The Ohio Resident Educator Program is a four-year induction system of support and mentoring for new teachers. Successful completion of the residency program is required to qualify for a five-year professional educator license.
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Resident Educator Summative Assessment (RESA)
OHIO RESIDENT EDUCATOR PROGRAM AND SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT RE-STRUCTURED
The Ohio Department of Education is announcing changes to the Ohio Resident Educator Program and the Resident Educator Summative Assessment (RESA). The changes will shorten the time commitment needed while maintaining an effective program and performance-based assessment. We are in the process of updating information in this web section to reflect the revisions.
These charts will provide you with a visual roadmap for the revised RESA:
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INFORMATION AND RESOURCES
- To access Mentor Refresh, Facilitation Training and Learn to Lead, please go to your Ohio Department of Education SAFE account at https://safe.ode.state.oh.us/portal. Once you are signed into your SAFE account, choose Learning Management System and click on ok for “navigating to an external application”. This will bring you to the department’s Learning Management System (LMS). You may then choose these courses from the Course Catalog.
- Ohio Resident Educator Program Pathways to Completion
Year Four Information:
RESIDENT EDUCATOR: ACESC YEAR 4 ACTION PLAN (Word)
Resident educators who have successfully completed four years of the program and successfully passed all RESA tasks are eligible to apply to advance their license to the five-year professional educator license.
In addition, the resident educator does not need to be registered again in CORE for an additional program year.
Resident educators who hold alternative resident educator licenses should remember that they need to complete course work and testing, in addition to completing the resident educator program and the RESA, to advance to the five-year professional educator license.