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3301-24-05 Rule For School Counselor Licensure

(e)     The professional pupil services license, valid for five years* for working with learners at all levels, shall be issued to an individual deemed to be of good moral character who has successfully completed the following:

(1)   An approved program of preparation** and who is recommended by the dean or head of teacher education, who has completed an examination prescribed by the State Board of Education, and who has evidenced the education and experience requirements specified below.

(b)   School counselor

(i)      Master’s degree, and two years of successful teaching experience under a standard teacher certificate, or provisional or professional teacher license, and successful completion of an internship consisting of six hundred contact hours in a school setting; or

(ii)    Master’s degree, successful completion of an internship consisting of six hundred contact hours in a school setting, and a one-year induction under the supervision of a licensed school counselor; or

(iii)   Master’s degree and three years experience as a licensed school counselor in another state.

3301-23-44 Rule for Temporary Licenses

(b) Temporary Pupil Service License. A temporary pupil service license may be issued to an individual who evidences a currently valid license as specified below provided the vacancy has been posted with the Ohio Department of Education for two weeks and no properly licensed and suitable candidate has been identified by the employing district.

(6) School counselor—limited to individual

(A)     A temporary School Counselor License may be issued to an individual who holds a currently valid standard teaching certificate or professional teaching license, who is enrolled in an approved school counselor preparation programs, and who demonstrates an understanding of each of the following as documented by the institution approved to prepare school counselors.

A.        Professional Identity

B.        Social And Cultural Diversity

C.        Human Growth And Development

D.        Career Development

E.         Helping Relationships

F.         Group Work

G.        Assessment

H.        Research and Program Evaluation

(B)     A temporary school counselor license may also be issued to an individual who holds a currently valid license to practice as a counselor from the Ohio Counselor and Social Worker Board who is enrolled in an approved school counselor preparation program.

(D) Renewal of a temporary pupil services license.. …. a temporary school counselor license, a temporary school nurse license, a temporary school social worker license, and a temporary school audiologist license may be renewed on completion of an additional six additional semester hours of coursework in an approved program leading to licensure in the area.

Promulgated under: chapter 119., R.C.

Rule authorized by: R.C. 3319.22 (s.b. 230)

Rule amplifies: R.C. 3319.22 (s.b. 230)

*Licensure Renewal

The five year professional is renewed for all licenses as follows: As approved by the LPDC-6 semester hours of coursework or 18 CEUs or other equivalent activities related to classroom teaching or the area of licensure. The School Counselor would be required to meet these requirements every five years. Most LPDCs are approving creative things for licensure areas under the “or equivalent activities” clause.

**Approved Preparation Program

School Counselor preparation program to be approved by the Ohio Department of Education and the State Board of education must meet the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) Standards.

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Last Updated: 3/23/15