Section two: Ohio standards for the teaching profession
The Ohio Standards for the Teaching Profession were developed for use as a guide for teachers as they continually reflect upon and improve their effectiveness as educators throughout all of the stages of their careers. While there are many influences on a teacher’s development, these standards will serve as an important tool for teachers as they consider their growth and development in the profession.
In addition, these standards will serve many other audiences and purposes. It is anticipated that these standards may:
• assist higher education programs in developing the content and requirements of preservice training and development;
• focus the goals and objectives of districts and schools as they support educators and seek to improve the profession;
• be used to plan and guide professional development;
• serve as a tool in developing coaching and mentoring programs.