Resident Educator 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 four-year residency program consists of a system of support and mentoring, assessing teacher learning, and exploring leadership within the profession.
In the first two years 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 third 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). Once they have successfully passed the RESA, they work in their final year to explore leadership opportunities or other district-determined activities. When the Resident Educator has completed four 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:
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, Interim Director of Employment & Staffing
Office of Professional Learning and Licensure