Reciprocity and License Portability Information

Ohio has an Interstate Agreement with some states.

This allows a person holding standard Ohio licenses and who has completed an approved teacher education program to obtain a teaching license in the state to which they are applying.

Minor additional coursework may be required for full licensure in some states.

In addition, applicants must meet any testing requirements of the state to which they apply for licensure.

The following is a list of states that accept Ohio teacher education licenses. You can also see a map with more details.

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

State Exceptions

With additional coursework as part of the transfer process, students could meet requirements at the remaining states.

  • Idaho – mathematic thinking for instruction
  • Iowa – state-required coursework
  • Maine – jurisdiction specific coursework
  • Nebraska – human relations course
  • South Dakota – Native American course

Accreditation

We are accredited by both the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and the Association of Biblical Higher Education (ABHE). See why having both matters.

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