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Resident Educator Consortium

Resident Educator Consortium

In July 2009, Ohio House Bill 1 mandated a new four-tiered licensure system for teachers in Ohio. The new system included a four-year resident educator license that replaced the two-year provisional license.  In 2023, the resident educator program changed from a four-year program to a two-year program. The two-year residency recognizes new teachers need sustained coaching, mentoring, and guidance during the initial years of their careers to ensure long-term success as professional educators. Successful completion of the Resident Educator Program is required to qualify for a five-year professional educator license.

To help local school districts implement the Resident Educator Program, the ESC of Lake Erie West has formed a Resident Educator Consortium. The purpose of the consortium is to provide technical assistance and professional development to the important stakeholders in the Resident Educator Program – resident educators, mentors, and principals.

Participating Districts

  • Anthony Wayne
  • Eastwood
  • Elmwood
  • ESC of Lake Erie West
  • Lake
  • Maumee
  • North Baltimore
  • Northwood
  • Otsego
  • Ottawa Hills
  • Rossford
  • Springfield
  • Sylvania
  • Washington Local 
  • Wood County ESC 

Contact Information

For Information about the Resident Educator Consortium, contact:

Kim Sofo
[email protected]

Elizabeth Kregel
[email protected]