BMITE Teacher Certification
The career tech education (CTE) certification process addresses the needs of career and technology education teachers and administrators. This process is coordinated by the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education, in conjunction with the Oklahoma State Department of Education. Refer to the career tech education certification site for general information concerning the necessary steps for obtaining the appropriate
CareerTech Business Education Endorsement
Instructors who obtain a teaching position in a Business, Marketing, or Information Technology Education career tech program are required to obtain the Business Education CareerTech Endorsement within three years. Learn more information about the CareerTech Business Endorsement.
Provisional CareerTech Certification
Provisional certification is available for certain candidates who meet the requirements. Learn more information about Provisional CareerTech Certification.
This type of certification was created for individuals who did not complete a teacher education program but have at least a baccalaureate degree corresponding to a specific certificate area. Individuals must complete the requirements by the State Department of Education as well as completing all requirements for a CareerTech Business Endorsement.
All questions about the Alternative Certification Process should be directed to the State Department of Education. Informational inquiries may be made to the Oklahoma Alternative Placement Program at 405-521-3337, or visit the Oklahoma Department of Education web site at http://sde.state.ok.us/Teacher/ProfStand/AltPlacement.html.
The following links contain additional information relevant to teacher certification:
1. Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation This website allows you to register to take Oklahoma Teacher Certification examinations.
Oklahoma State University
Mary Jo Self, Ed.D.
Occupational Education Studies
School of Teaching and Curriculum Leadership
College of Education
207 Willard Hall
Stillwater, OK 74078-4042
405-744-9191 or 405-744-7125
University of Central Oklahoma
Gayle A. Kearns, Ed.D.
Professor, Department Chair
Career and Technology Education
Occupational & Technology Education
100 North University Drive, Box 120
Edmond, OK 73034