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Health Careers Education

Health Careers Education

Additional Requirements:

Health Careers Education

Degree in Education
  • Teachers must have a minimum of two year's work experience in a clinical setting within the last five years prior to your first teaching experience.

  • No additional requirements needed if teaching in a comprehensive high school.

  • Professional healthcare credential related to the area of instruction required if teaching in a technology center.

    1. Complete and pass the appropriate exam administered by the Certification Examinations for Oklahoma Educators.
    2. Upon review of official college transcript, a plan-of-study will be determined by a representative of an accredited university and occupational division staff of the Oklahoma Department of CareerTech Education.
    3. Additional credit hours may be needed to obtain a CareerTech Health Careers Education certification.  These hours must be completed, upon request of state program administrator, in order to teach within a CareerTech funded program.
Non-Degreed with Industry Experience and/or Certifications
or Degreed in a Field other than Education, with Industry Experience and/or Certifications

It is the intention of the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education that each CareerTech teacher hold a standard teaching certificate. Teachers whom do not hold a bachelors degree nor a standard teaching certificate may teach with a Provisional Level I, Provisional Level II Certificate or Alternative Teaching Certificate. However, they will be required to work toward degree and/or standard teaching certificate completion.

The following Provisional Level I requirements apply to teachers whom are non-degreed but degree/certification seeking:

Provisional Level I Certificate:

  • The applicant for this certificate must provide evidence of earning a high school diploma or successful completion of the G.E.D.
  • The applicant must provide evidence of completing three (3) years of appropriate experience in the field to be taught, within five [5] years preceding initial certification.
  • The issuance of this certificate must be requested and signed by the employing superintendent.
  • The applicant must receive a recommendation for the Provisional Level I Certificate from the state program administrator as well as develop a plan of study with an advisor from an accredited institution which offers a Career and Technology Education degree, which indicates advancement toward a Provisional Level II and a standard certificate.
  • The Provisional Level I Certificate has a one-year (1) term of validity.
  • In order to renew a Provisional Level I, a teacher must take six (6) hours within the first two (2) years of their employment. All coursework must be transcripted by June 30.
  • Provisional Level I Certificates may be successively reissued upon satisfactory completion of not less than six (6) semester hours of credit toward standard certification including the basic 14/15 courses during the one year term of validity. A request by the employing superintendent, a recommendation from the state program administrator, and an official transcript from the institution of higher education with which the applicant has filed a plan of study, must accompany the application.
  • All Provisional Level I requirements should be completed within five years.

The following Provisional Level II requirements apply to teachers whom are non-degreed but degree/certification seeking:

Provisional Level II Certificate:

  • The applicant for this certificate must provide evidence of earning a high school diploma or successful completion of the G.E.D.
  • The applicant must provide evidence of completing three (3) years of appropriate experience in the field to be taught, within five [5] years preceding initial certification.
  • The issuance of this certificate must be requested and signed by the employing superintendent.
  • The applicant must receive a recommendation for the Provisional Level I Certificate from the state program administrator as well as develop a plan of study with an advisor from an accredited institution which offers a Career and Technology Education degree, which indicates advancement toward a Provisional Level II and a standard certificate.
    • The Provisional Level I Certificate has a one-year (1) term of validity.
    • In order to renew a Provisional Level I, a teacher must take six (6) hours within the first two (2) years of their employment. All coursework must be transcripted by June 30.
    • Provisional Level I Certificates may be successively reissued upon satisfactory completion of not less than six (6) semester hours of credit toward standard certification including the basic 14/15 courses during the one year term of validity. A request by the employing superintendent, a recommendation from the state program administrator, and an official transcript from the institution of higher education with which the applicant has filed a plan of study, must accompany the application.
    • All Provisional Level I requirements should be completed within five years.
    • The applicant must have completed all of the requirements for Provisional Level I Certificate.
    • The Provisional Level II Certificate has a five-year (5) term of validity.
    • The Provisional Level II Certificate may be reissued if the certificate holder has completed fifteen (15) semester credit hours on an approved plan of study during the five-year (5) term of validity as documented by an official transcript.

    The following Alternative Certification requirements apply to teachers whom are degreed but certification seeking:

    Alternative Placement Program

    Anyone denied admittance to an approved teacher education program or enrolled in and subsequently failed required teacher education courses necessary to meet the minimum requirements of a teacher education program is not eligible for the Oklahoma Alternative Placement Program.

    The Alternative Placement Program is administered through the Oklahoma State Department of Education.

    1. The applicant for this program must have earned a baccalaureate degree in a field of study that corresponds to an area of Oklahoma certification for a Secondary Certification or a Career Technology education Certificate.
    2. The applicant shall provide evidence of having three (3) years of appropriate trade experience in the field to be taught.
    3. Upon review of official college transcript, a plan-of-study will be determined by a representative of an accredited university and occupational division staff of the Oklahoma Department of CareerTech Education.
    4. Additional credit hours may be needed to obtain a CareerTech Standard certification.
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