The Ohio Resident Educator Program is a four year induction system of support and mentoring for new teachers. Successful completion of the Resident Educator Program is required to qualify for a five-year professional educator license in the state of Ohio.
For the 2015-2016 school year, the Ohio Department of Education has updated the Resident Educator Program and the Resident Educator web pages to reflect legislative revisions included in the 2015-2016 budget bill.
For Resident Educators
Resident Educators work collaboratively with their Mentor to complete the RE Program requirements through self-assessment and goal setting; demonstrating the use of authentic teacher work such as lesson planning, data analysis, assessment for reflection; and successfully completing the Resident Educator Summative Assessment (RESA) to advance to a Five Year Professional License.
Resident Educators meet the annual requirements through collaborative discussions that include feedback from their Mentors.
State-trained Mentors provide ongoing instructional support to Resident Educators through differentiated mentoring models. Local school districts must ensure that mentors complete the state mandated, two-day Mentor Academy Trainings. To participate in the program as a Mentor, individuals must meet the qualifications specified by the program.
For Mentors trained prior to June 1, 2015, an online module titled Mentor Refresh is available. Mentor Refresh includes all program updates and the new Mentor Tool Kit.