Ohio Teaching Certifications

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  • Journalism Teaching Endorsement: No - In the present licensure structure there is not a stand-alone teaching license for journalism- journalism is part of the integrated language arts license for grades 7-12. Ohio formerly had stand-alone licenses (certificates) for the individual areas of journalism, speech, communication and English, so there are veteran teachers who are credentialed this way, and we are still able to issue alternative licenses for these individual areas, since people pursuing alternative licensure would be more likely to have studied an individual area such as English or journalism in college, rather than “integrated language arts”, which is more often associated with a traditional teacher preparation program.
  • Pass state assessment or certification test/s (tests needed): Ohio has never adopted a licensure exam for the specific area of journalism. Candidates pursuing the integrated language arts license are required to pass the Praxis II subject assessment that has been adopted for this license (test #0041, English Language, Literature and Composition: Content Knowledge).
  • Accepts candidates from states participating in the NASDTEC Interstate Contract: Ohio DOES belong to the Interstate Certification Compact.

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Contact the Office of Educator Licensure at the Ohio Department of Education: 614-466-3593 or 877-644-6338.