Resident Educator

  • Resident Educator Program Overview

    The Ohio Resident Educator Program began in 2011, and is a comprehensive, two-year initiative to assist beginning teachers with mentoring and professional development as they start their education careers. The two-year residency program consists of a system of support and mentoring, assessing teacher learning, and exploring leadership within the profession.

    In the first year of the program, Resident Educators, working collaboratively with their Mentor (a PAR Consulting Teacher), complete annual requirements through discussions and feedback. Mentors provide ongoing instructional support using self-assessment and goal setting, demonstrating use of authentic teacher work such as lesson planning, data analysis and assessment for reflection.

    In the second year, Resident Educators work with their Facilitator (a PAR Consulting Teacher) who supports them as they prepare to submit the RESA Lesson Reflection for the Resident Educator Summative Assessment (RESA). They also work to explore leadership opportunities or other district determined activities. When the Resident Educator has completed two years of the program successfully and has passed the RESA successfully, they can apply to advance to the five year Professional License.

    To learn more about the history of the program, program requirements, program components and other relevant program information, please use the ODE following links:

    Resident Educator

    Finishing Residency


    For more specific information on district requirements, or questions regarding district support for licensure, please contact:

    Peer Assistance and Review (PAR)

    PAR Consulting Teachers



    Resident Educator Program Coordinator(s)

    Rhonda Rice, Director of Organizational Learning 

    Office of Professional Learning and Licensure