License Requirements

Many positions with Springfield City School District require a valid Ohio license issued by the Ohio Department of Education (ODE). Principals, teachers (including substitutes), treasurers, coaches, educational aides and pupil services personnel are among those who need educator licenses.

To obtain a new license, these individuals will use an application for the credential through the Ohio Department of Education's Connected Ohio Records for Educators system or ODE.CORE.  

Getting Started on a New Application

Sign into your SAFE Account or if you do not have one, create a safe account here.

  • Once you receive confirmation that the created account is set up, sign into the account

  • Click on ODE.CORE

  • Select the UPDATE button to enter or correct your contact information including email address under My Information

  • Use the drop-down menu at top right to return to the CORE dashboard; select APPLY to enter My Applications

  • Find the license type that is correct for you; click on Apply

For additional licensing information, please click on the subject of interest below:


Alternative License     


Educational Aide                 


Teacher-New License   


Out of State