State Alignment


Teach & Kids Learn (TKL) has partnered with Ashland University which is an Accreditation University in Ohio: Click here to find accredited institutions approved to offer Educator Preparation programs in the state of Ohio.

Educators currently employed in an Ohio public school or district, chartered non-public school or community school are responsible for the design of an Individual Professional Development Plan, subject to the approval of the Local Professional Development Committee (LPDC). The plan should be based on the needs of the educator, the students, the school and the school district, and be aligned with the professional educator standards adopted by the State Board of Education.

No pre-approval of coursework: Applicants do not need to seek pre-approval of coursework from the Ohio Department of Education. The Department does not pre-approve coursework. Applicants should select coursework related to classroom teaching and/or area of licensure.

In accordance with the approved plan, the educator must complete:

  • Six semester hours of coursework related to classroom teaching and/or the area of licensure; or
  • 18 continuing education units (CEUs) (180 contact hours); or
  • Other equivalent activities related to classroom teaching and/or the area of licensure as approved by the LPDC of the employing school, district or agency since the issuance of the license to be renewed

For more information, visit the Ohio Department of Education website.