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Ohio Assessments for Educators

What Assessments Do I Need to Take?

The Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE): Initial Licensure program assesses the content-area and professional (pedagogical) knowledge of candidates who are seeking initial Ohio educator licensure or adding a new licensure area. The assessments are aligned with Ohio's New Learning Standards. Ohio licensure candidates are required to successfully complete only ONE assessment of professional (pedagogical) knowledge for their first license. The addition of other licensure areas or endorsements will require only successful completion of the associated content-area assessment.

Beginning in September 2013, the OAE: Initial Licensure assessments began to replace the Praxis II series as the required Ohio educator licensure assessments, except for world languages, which will continue to utilize the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) and Writing Proficiency Test (WPT).

The following table maps each Ohio licensure type to its corresponding assessment in the OAE: Initial Licensure program.

What Assessments Do I Need to Take?

For more information regarding Ohio licensure requirements, visit the Educator LicensureLink opens in a new window. page on the Ohio Department of Education website.