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T&I Provisional I Teacher Certification Application

Steps for new applicants to complete a T&I Provisional I Teacher Certification

Application Steps

For initial T&I Provisional I Teacher Certification, each of the following steps is required:

  1. Complete qualifications form: Download, complete, and file Statement of Qualifications with the T&I Office
  2. Submit Plan of Study: To obtain an electronic copy of your Plan of Study you will need to contact a T&I Adviser at a Technology Center or Higher Education Institution approved to offer a T&I Education Degree Program.  Submit by emailing your Plan of Study to the T&I Office. Please check with the institution to ensure that the course you are wishing to take is transferable to complete your degree requirements.
    • Institutions approved to offer a Degree in Trade and Industrial Education in Oklahoma include:
      • Oklahoma State University Education
        OSU Contact Information: Dr. Mary Jo Self, 405-744-9191,
      • The University of Central Oklahoma
        UCO Contact Information: Dr. Len Bogner, 405.974.5801,,
      • Southwestern Oklahoma State University
        SWOSU Contact Information:
        Mr. Brad Bryant, 580.774.3162,,
        Note: At the present time, SWOSU does not offer all of the courses required to complete the State Department of Education's requirements for a Standard T&I  Teaching Certificate.
  3. Submit all transcripts: Send official transcripts from ALL colleges you have attended to the T&I Office.
  4. Note: If you have not attended any college, send verification of High School Diploma or verification of passed GED to the T&I Office.

  5. Completion of background check: Initiate a Fingerprinting and National Background Check. This is required for all new teachers, as a Teaching Certificate will NOT be issued until results are received by the State Department of Education.
    Two options are available for fingerprinting: you may have prints taken at the State Department of Education or (NEW) at one of the SDE satellite sites around the state. See the link above for more information, or the link at for locations and scheduling information.

    NOTE: After you submit your prints at a satellite site, please email the State Department of Education  at one of these addresses. Please include your full name, SSN, the date you printed and specific site location. or

  6. Verify your employment: Request your Superintendent or Designee to complete the Verification of Employment online form.
  7. Note: If requested, the Fingerprinting and National Background check may count for employment verification as well.

  8. You will need to provide your Superintendent or Designee with the specific location and date where you submitted your fingerprints
  9. Submit payment: When all information has been received and processed, you will be instructed via email to log on to the SDE website to arrange payment and confirm your application.

Questions or Comments

Send questions or comments to: John Day, Larry Bullock, or Jeff Huffman

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