Resident Educator

Last Updated: 8/17/2020 2:21 PM

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ODE Program Overview

The Ohio Resident Educator Program began in 2011, and is a comprehensive, four-year initiative to assist beginning teachers with mentoring and professional development as they start their education careers. The Resident Educator Program is designed to improve teacher retention, enhance teacher quality, and result in improved student achievement. The Ohio Resident Educator Program can be envisioned as a professional pathway to continued professional learning, leading educators to more effective practices and excellence in teaching. Ohio Revised Code 3319.223 and Ohio Administrative Code 3301-24-04 provide the basis for the Ohio Resident Educator Program and the requirement to successfully pass the Resident Educator Summative Assessment (RESA). When teachers successfully complete program requirements, including the RESA component, they become eligible for a professional teaching license.

Putnam County Resident Educator Program
The Putnam County Resident Educator Program is a county-wide collaborative program. Adhereing to ORC and ODE guidelines, Resident Educators will complete the four year residency program in the following manner: Year 1 RE's will have a trained mentor from his/her school district, Year 2 RE's will have a trained mentor from the Putnam County ESC, Year 3 & Year 4 RE's will have a facilitator/colleague from the ESC. Resident Educators will successfully complete the requirements of the four year residency and pass RESA to become eligible to advance the 4 Year Resident Educator License to the 5 Year Professional License.


Resident Educators can access specific Putnam County Resident Educator Program requirements & details through a Schoology course created by
Resident Educator Program Coordinators: Melissa Basinger & Gary Herman



ODE Resident Educator Program