Licensure Overview - Akron Public Schools

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LPDC – Local Professional Development
PD – Professional Development
IPDP – Individual Professional Development
CEUs – Continuing Education Units
Teachers should have a variety of activities
that strengthen their teaching
 Does not have to be all college classes
 Keep portfolio of ALL activities for PD –
your IPDP, CEUs, coursework etc.
This means certificates, log sheets and
anything that shows what you did.
do to make yourself a better her.”
 a plan to improve your teaching
 should lift you to learn new things
 Must align to Ohio Standards for the Teaching
CEU certificates are available from
administrator or presenter for most district
 Ask if they don’t give them to you!
Ask for CEUs or an attendance certificate, if
they are not provided
 Take a blank log sheet with you to have
signed by provider if you feel that they may
not provide you with verification.
Linked from APS webpage,
 go to my APS, then go to
 Employee Quick Links, then the LPDC page,
 then to Teacher information-all of our forms
are there!
Note the Guidelines for IPDP writing and
 Guidelines for CEUs and CEU matrix
A plan submitted to the LPDC with your initial
5-year License and at each renewal.
 IPDP from previous district submitted to APS
LPDC soon after start of school year or ASAP
 Approved IPDP must be on file with LPDC for
work to count toward renewal (as per the
Ohio Department of Education)
Continuing Education Units are awarded for
participation in continuing education.
18 CEUs or 6 semester hours are needed for
license renewal.
A CEU is worth 1/3 of a semester hour.
CEUs are counted to time spent, so attending a 3
hour activity would give you .3 CEUs. Take the time
spent and move the decimal over one place.
CEUs must be paid for in a timely manner, two
weeks after the conclusion of the activity.
It is the educator’s own responsibility to stay
abreast of licensure requirements, to monitor
their individual licensure issuance and
renewal and to abide by the governing LPDC
requirements, and to maintain his or her own
individual records.
That makes the creation, approval, and
execution of the IPDP of the highest
Educator License
Bachelor’s degree from
an accredited teacher
preparation program
4 years
May be extended by
State Board of Ed.
Educator License
Bachelor’s degree from a
regionally accredited
institution of higher
Successful completion of
the Resident Educator
5 years
Educator License
Master’s degree from an
accredited institution of
higher learning.
Previously held
Professional Educator
Meet distinguished
levels of performanceie.Master Teacher
5 years
Same as above
Educator License
Same as above only in
addition must have
National Boards or other
additional criteria
5 years
Same as above
semester hours
18 CEUs or a
combination of the
Indefinite Renewals
Our vision: To help keep our professional staff properly certified and licensed
Lisa O'Rourke Consultant [email protected]
Jessica Sax Chairperson, Akron Alternative Academy [email protected]
Karen Gegick Director of Teaching and Learning [email protected]
Deidre Williams Teacher, Windemere CLC [email protected]
Melissa Hileman Teacher, Innes CLC [email protected]
Paula Shafer Learning Specialist, Languages [email protected]
Angela Harper-Brooks Principal, Crouse CLC [email protected]
Ilario Cursaro Teacher, Akron Alternative Academy [email protected]
Dyan Floyd Assistant Principal, Jennings CLC [email protected]
Brian Turner Teacher, Garfield High School [email protected]
Tod Wammes Manager, Labor Relations [email protected]
Hours: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. (school year)
9 a.m.-noon (summer)
Scheduled meetings: TBA
This can be a little overwhelming at first;
Please look at The Ohio Dept. of Education website:
Or contact the LPDC office
Lisa O’Rourke-Consultant
Email: [email protected]
Constance Ristich-Licensing Secretary
Email:[email protected]

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