Thank you for your interest in obtaining an Ohio Alternative Resident Educator license. Before signing up for the Intensive Pedagogical Training Institute (IPTI) or Alternative Resident Educator Institute (AREI), please ensure the Ohio Department of Education has conducted your transcript evaluation. You will need to upload the appropriate Confirmation Registration Letter to enroll in the IPTI or Alternative Resident Educator Institute (AREI) registration to obtain approval to begin the modules. Good luck!

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Ohio's Intensive Pedagogical Training Institute (IPTI)

Ohio's Intensive Pedagogical Training Institute (IPTI) delivers pedagogical content online modules for an Ohio Alternative Resident Educator License. IPTI provides instruction in the principles and practices of teaching and covers topics related to student development and learning, formative and summative assessment processes, curriculum development, and classroom management. IPTI is asynchronous online content, available 24/7 that a participant completes at his or her own pace. IPTI consists of 3 mastery-based content modules, 15 assignments, and a field experience requirement. IPTI participants demonstrate mastery of content with a minimum score of 80% for each assignment. While assignments are graded, a participant has no live interaction with the IPTI instructor. NO live (synchronous) or face-to-face coaching sessions are offered. If a participant seeks to interact with the instructor to receive additional support, please register for the Alternative Resident Educator Institute (AREI). Successful completion of IPTI assists an individual with the initial requirement for an Ohio Alternative Resident Educator License.

IPTI Registration


Alternative Resident Educator Institute (AREI)

Ohio's Alternative Resident Educator Institute (AREI) is a blended format (pedagogical content online modules with 24/7 access and online coaching) of the Intensive Pedagogical Training Institute (IPTI). AREI provides instruction in the principles and practices of teaching for individuals seeking an Ohio Alternative Resident Educator License covering topics such as student development and learning, formative and summative assessment processes, curriculum development, classroom management, and pedagogical practices. AREI consists of 3 mastery-based content modules, 15 assignments, a field experience requirement, and 3 online coaching sessions. Additionally, a coach offers up to 10 individual electronic sessions to respond to a participant's questions regarding content and assignment completion. AREI participants demonstrate mastery of content with a minimum score of 80% for each assignment. Successful completion of AREI assists an individual with the initial requirements for an Ohio Alternative Resident Educator License.

AREI Registration


Ohio's Professional Development Institute (PDI)

Ohio's Professional Development Institute (PDI) assists novice teachers and those on the Alternative Resident Educator pathway during their formative years in the classroom. An individual who holds a valid Alternative Resident Educator License issued by The Ohio Department of Education may register for the PDI. Three online, 24/7 accessible content modules present knowledge and skills about how to succeed in the classroom. It takes an estimated 150 hours to complete all three PDI modules. Completion of all three modules equals 12 semester hours (18 quarters) of coursework at a college or university. Each module is a series of lessons with assessments to determine when an individual demonstrates mastery of the content. PDI offers knowledge and skills about how to collaborate with colleagues, evaluate data, plan and execute engaging lessons, and create assessments.

PDI Registration