Meeting Ohio State Requirements

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Renew My Ohio License

We have helped thousands of Ohio teachers meet their license renewal requirements, increase their salaries and advance their careers. Teaching Channel with Learners Edge graduate level, continuing education courses meet ODE renewal requirements.

Renew Your License

Credit Conversion

1 Teaching Channel with Learners Edge graduate level, continuing education semester credit = 3 CEUS = 30 contact hours

Each Teaching Channel with Learners Edge 3-credit course requires approximately 45 hours for course completion.

Ohio University Partners

Lourdes University, located in Sylvania, OH, is our in-state partner for your license renewal and salary advancement needs. Lourdes University is regionally accredited through HLC-NCA and holds National Teacher Accreditation through TEAC/CAEP.

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Interested in checking out our full University Partner line-up? Click here for more info: University Partners

Educators currently employed in an Ohio public school or district, chartered non-public school, community school or educational service center (ESC) are responsible for the design of an Individual Professional Development Plan (IPDP), subject to the approval of the Local Professional Development Committee (LPDC). The IPDP 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. In accordance with the approved plan, Teaching Channel with Learners Edge courses can be included in IPDP for renewal as:

Six graduate level, continuing education semester credits of coursework related to classroom teaching or area of licensure.

Educators not currently employed in an Ohio public school or district, chartered non-public school, community school or ESC must renew with six semester hours of coursework from an accredited institution of higher ed. 

Educators must complete all renewal coursework and submit their renewal application prior to October 1 of the expiration year of the license to be renewed, or the renewal requirement increases to nine semester hours.

You can earn 6 semester hours by taking two 3-credit Teaching Channel with Learners Edge courses. Listed below are a few examples of course selections to satisfy six (6) semester hours of acceptable credit on varying topics.

Select from our 1, 2, and 3-credit courses to meet your Ohio license renewal and salary advancement needs.

License Holders w/ Reading or Phonics Coursework Limitations

All candidates who request a standard Resident Educator license for Early Childhood, Primary Childhood, Middle Childhood or Intervention Specialist areas must successfully complete teaching of reading coursework. This coursework includes:

  • Nine semester hours in the teaching of reading
  • A three-semester hour course in the teaching of phonics (in the context of reading, writing and spelling)

For more information on renewal and reading requirements, visit the Ohio Department of Education (ODE)  Website. 

Advance Your Salary

Increase your annual and lifetime salary through salary advancement by completing graduate-level, continuing education courses or a graduate program with American College of Education (ACE).

Already have a Master’s Degree? Maximize your education return on investment with our 5-Course Lane Change Bundle.

Teaching Channel with Learners Edge partners with highly respected colleges and universities to provide versatile and effective continuing education graduate credit courses for educators. Teaching Channel with Learners Edge University Partners are accredited by various agencies including:  CAEP/TEAC/NCATE, HLC, NECHE, NWCCU WSCUC.

Not sure which University Partner to choose? 

ACE is our preferred partner for many reasons including its accredited status and educator-focused graduate-level programs.

District requirements vary; please refer to your contract or seek district guidance or pre-approval as needed.

University Partners for Ohio Educators

Why You Should Enroll in Courses as a Long-Term Investment

In many districts, teachers gain a salary increase when they accrue graduate-level credits. But have you considered the money you leave on the table when you delay accruing those credits?

Teachers who gain an extra $8K in salary 20 years before retirement bring home an extra $160K in earnings. And those teachers may also receive a higher pension by finishing their careers at an advance salary level. Compare that to the educator who achieves that goal 10 years later: $80K less income. See what credit accrual could mean for you by using our salary calculator. Be sure to check our course bundles that let you accrue credits at less cost and on a pay-as-you-learn plan.

Bundle Your Savings

Pay a lot less with our course bundles, plus go even easier on your budget with a monthly payment plan.

3 course bundle

3-Course Bundle

Choose three 3-credit graduate-level, continuing education courses and save $187.

5 course bundle

5-Course Bundle

Choose five 3-credit graduate-level, continuing education courses and save up to $380.

10 course bundle

10-Course Bundle

Choose ten 3-credit graduate-level, continuing education courses and save up to $760.

Enhance Your
Salary and Career

We are proud partners with American College of Education (ACE). Named #2 on Newsweek’s list of America’s Top Online Colleges 2023, ACE ensures you can learn and grow as far as you desire for your teaching career.

Find the advanced degree you need at an exceptionally low price through our special partnership with ACE.

Save up to 84% on Tuition Costs

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Master’s Programs

With Teaching Channel Discount
$8,500

When Transferring
up to 9 Teaching Channel graduate-level course credits

Average ACE Cost
(without our discount)
$10,000

National Average Cost
of an M.Ed. Degree
$54,000

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Doctoral Programs

With Teaching Channel Discount
$22,500

When Transferring
up to 9 Teaching Channel graduate-level course credits

Average ACE Cost
(without our discount)
$24,000

National Average
Cost of an EdD Degree
$111,900

Take Advantage of Group Savings

Gather your group and get the best course pricing available. It’s easy to sign up and organize. As your group grows, so does your discount.