Ohio Department of Education (ODE) Standards

"The Educator Standards Board (ESB) was established by the Ohio General Assembly to bring standards-based reform to the educator level by defining standards for teachers and principals at all stages of their careers. In 2004, Senate Bill (SB) 2 placed into law many of the recommendations made by the Governor’s Commission on Teaching Success in the areas of standards, teacher preparation, recruitment and retention and professional development. The State Board of Education adopted the new teacher, principal and professional development standards in October 2005." (from www.ode.state.oh.us)

In addition to the Departmental Learning Outcomes, the ODE Standards for Educators are important curricular benchmarks throughout the College of Wooster's teacher education program. Please click each outcome below for a detailed reflection on the outcome, an artifact that illustrates my mastery of the outcome, and a reflection on how each artifact illustrates this mastery.

  • Student Learning - Teachers understand student learning and development and respect the diversity of the students they teach.
  • Content Area - Teachers know and understand the content area for which they have instructional responsibility.
  • Assessment - Teachers understand and use varied assessments to inform instruction, evaluate and ensure student learning.
  • Instruction - Teachers plan and deliver effective instruction that advances the learning of each individual student.
  • Learning Environment - Teachers create learning environments that promote high levels of learning and achievement for all students.
  • Collaboration and Communication - Teachers collaborate and communicate with students, parents, other educators, administrators and the community to support student learning.
  • Professionalism - Teachers assume responsibility for professional growth, performance and involvement as an individual and as a member of a learning community.
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