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The implementation of educator testing in Ohio is in response to standards adopted by the State Board of Education (see Ohio Administrative Code). The State Board of Education has adopted examinations for licensure that are provided by (1)Evaluation Systems group of Pearson (Pearson), (2) Educational Testing Service (ETS) and (3) the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). Successful completion of required tests is designed to ensure that candidates for licensure have acquired the minimal knowledge necessary for entry-level positions.

Licensure tests provided by ACTFL/LTI are required of all modern world language candidates.  These assessments ensure the spoken and written language proficiency of candidates for licensure to teach modern world languages.

The ODE requires only ONE Pedagogical Knowledge Assessment test be successfully completed in an educator's career. However, new content or licensure areas require additional Pearson, ACTFL or OAE subject tests to establish minimum competency in that subject area. Any applicant interested in specific test requirements of an educator preparation program MUST contact the school, college, or department of education of an approved institution. Any person holding licensure in another state and interested in obtaining Ohio licensure should contact the Ohio Department of Education (ODE), Center for the Teaching Profession, Office of Educator Licensure, 25 S. Front Street, MS 105, Columbus, Ohio 43215-4183, (614) 466-3593 or (Toll free) 877-644-6338.

Email: educator.licensure@education.ohio.gov

"Educator Licensure Testing Requirements." Ohio Department of Education.

NEW Entry requirements for Teacher Education

BASIC COMPETENCY SKILLS CRITERIA

Applicants may qualify via a combination of scores/grades (e.g., ACT English, ACT Reading, and a grade of B in MATH1110). ACT, Score Academic Skills assessment, and grades from specific courses in the GEP may be combined to meet this threshold.

ENGLISH/WRITING

  • ACT score in English of 18 or higher
  • Core Academic Skills assessment score in Writing of 162 or higher
  • Grade of B or higher in ENGL 1101/1102 AND ENGL 1105

READING

  • ACT score in Reading of 21 or higher
  • Core Academic Skills assessment score in Reading of 156 or higher
  • Grade of B or higher in ENGL 1101/1102 AND ENGL 1105

MATH

  • ACT score in Math of 22 or higher
  • Core Academic Skills assessment score in Math of 150 or higher
  • Grade of B or higher in MATH 1100 OR Math core course equivalent

Ohio Assessments for Educators

Ohio Department of Education - Educator License Exams

Test Prep Review