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Teacher Licensure


The JECC provides support services for professional licensure of teachers in JECC affiliated day schools.


  • The JECC continues to ensure compliance with State of Ohio background check requirements.
  • For general studies teachers in day schools, the JECC provides guidance to ensure that teachers have and maintain Ohio teaching licenses.
  • The JECC works with the Local Professional Development Committee (LPDC) to ensure compliance with State of Ohio Department of Education (ODE) rules and regulations. The LPDC, composed of representatives from each day school, reviews and approves license renewal applications, Individual Professional Development Plans (IPDP’s), and associated course requests to be submitted on Pre-Approval forms.
  • Teachers with 5-year ODE professional licenses should refer to the Professional Development Book for renewal requirements. Refer to document to the right.
  • The JECC coordinates the Resident Educator and mentor program, required by ODE for newly licensed teachers. The ODE Resident Educator program requires Resident Educators to complete specific tasks over four years under the guidance of trained mentors and a program coordinator.