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Credentials

New guidelines for technology center administrator credentials have been approved by the State Board of Career and Technology Education. 

New Guidelines

Process

Thank you for your interest in applying for an administrator’s credential as issued by the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education.

To apply for a technology center administrator credential, send the following information to the address shown below:

  • Completed application for technology center administrator's credential (pdf OR doc).

  • Copy of all current certificates.

  • Copy of all official transcripts.

  • Current resume, including all work experience.

Guidelines

Standard Credential

To receive a standard credential, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Valid administrator’s certificate (secondary principal or superintendent) issued by the Oklahoma State Department of Education.
  • Five years’ experience as a teacher, administrator or supervisor of an approved career and technology education program.
  • Valid Oklahoma vocational teaching certificate.
Provisional Credential, five-year

To receive a provisional credential, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Valid administrator’s certificate (secondary principal or superintendent) issued by the Oklahoma State Department of Education.
 In addition, the applicant must meet at least one of the following experience requirements:
  • Three years of experience as a career and technology education teacher of approved ODCTE career major(s).
  • Three years of experience as an administrator supervising and evaluating teachers of approved ODCTE career major(s).
  • Three years of experience in an Oklahoma technology center and a letter of endorsement from the current technology center superintendent.
  • Three years of experience at the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education and a letter of endorsement from the current ODCTE state director.

Applicants have five years from the date their provisional certificates are issued to complete the nine semester hours of coursework from the list below and the appropriate ODCTE administrator development program(s):

  • History and Philosophy of Career and Technology Education.
  • Technology Center Finance.
  • Curriculum for Career and Technology Education.
  • Career and Technology Education Program Planning Development and Evaluation.
Send information to:

Karen Skidmore, Leadership and Professional Development Coordinator
Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education
1500 West Seventh
Stillwater, OK 74074-4364

405.743.5442

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