April 18, 2018

Ohio Teacher Certification

Average Teacher Salary: $50,314
Average State Salary for All Jobs: $39,820

Coursework and Preparation Programs You’ll Need:

You’ll need a Bachelor’s Degree before you can teach in Ohio schools. Undergraduate coursework requirements vary according to the teacher preparation program. A list of approved programs is available here:
Ohio Educator Preparation Programs
For a list of alternative teacher certification preparation programs, see the National Center for Alternative Certification Web site.


There is no test of basic skills required For teacher certification in Ohio. However, you’ll need to take the following tests in specific subject areas:
Praxis 2 Exams Official Site | Praxis 2 Test

Reciprocity Agreements

The State of Ohio has reciprocity agreements to accept teaching credentials from most other states.

Facts about Ohio Teacher Certification

Differential pay support is available for teachers in high needs subject areas.
After teaching in Ohio for three years, a teacher becomes eligible for tenure.

For Further Information

You can contact the Ohio Department of Education about teacher certification at this address:
Ohio Department of Education
25 South Front Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215-4183

Or you can call at 1 877-644-6338 (toll free) .
In addition, the following official Web sites have information about the Ohio teacher certification process:

Ohio Department of Education
Ohio Educator Licensure