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Master Teacher

Ohio Master Teacher Designation and Application Process

Diane Michael, HCS Central Office Administrator 

This page is intended to assist teachers that would like to pursue an OHIO MASTER TEACHER designation.

 A Master Teacher is a teacher who demonstrates excellence inside and outside of the classroom through consistent leadership and focused collaboration to maximize student learning.

 Why pursue a MASTER TEACHER designation?

With a MASTER TEACHER designation you can apply for a SENIOR Professional or LEAD Professional Educator License. The Master Teacher program is one requirement for the pathway for an advanced level of  licensure. (National Board Certification is another pathway for an advanced level of licensure.)

 What are prerequisites for MASTER TEACHER designation?

 To be eligible for the MASTER TEACHER designation, educators must at least:

1.hold a valid professional license or certificate,
2.have taught at least 7 years,
3.work a minimum of 120 day during the current school year.
4.work under a teaching contract/employed as a teacher.
The links below include explanations of the process, applications, and rubrics used to complete the process. 


ODE Master Teacher Web page.
Master Teacher Program Powerpoint
Master Teacher Processes and Procedures
Master Teacher Application
Master Teacher Scoring Guide

* If you need any help with this, please feel free to email or call Diane Michael, (937)393-3475 dmichael@hcs-k12.org.

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