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Technology Center Administrator Credential

A Technology Center Administrator Credential issued by the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education is required for technology center administrators responsible for evaluation of certified faculty and supervision/administration of ODCTE approved programs.

Application Process

To apply for a Technology Center Administrator Credential, send or email the following information to the contact shown below:

  • Signed & completed application for technology center administrator credential.

  • Copy of current teaching/administrator certificate(s).

  • Copy of all official transcripts (undergraduate and graduate).

  • Current resume, including all work experience.

  • If applying for a provisional with three years of work experience from a technology center or ODCTE, please include a letter of endorsement from either an Oklahoma technology center superintendent or the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education's state director, as applicable.
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 of experience as a teacher, administrator or supervisor of approved ODCTE program(s).
  • Valid Oklahoma CareerTech teaching certificate.
Five Year Provisional Credential

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, you must meet at least one of the following experience requirements:
  • Three years of experience as a career and technology education teacher of approved ODCTE program(s).
  • Three years of experience as an administrator supervising and evaluating teachers of approved ODCTE program(s).
  • Three years of work 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.

Technology Center Administrator Credential Plan

Applicant has five years from the date the provisional credential is issued to complete the Technology Center Administrator Credential Plan requirements. The requirements will be determined based on the applicant's previous coursework.  A maximum of nine college semester hours and/or 135 ODCTE approved professional development clock hours from the following areas are required to advance to a standard credential.

  • History and Philosophy of Career and Technology Education.
  • Technology Center Finance.
  • Career and Technology Education Curriculum.
  • Career and Technology Education Program Planning and Development.

Approved ODCTE professional development hours from the four areas listed will be accepted if the hours were completed after September 11, 2016, and are allowable per the applicant's approved credential plan.

Administrator Professional Development Reporting Form

ODCTE Administrator Credential Professional Development

Application for Technology Center Administrator Credential

Technology Center Administrator Credential Plan Example

Send information to:

Niki.Burch@careertech.ok.gov
Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education
1500 West Seventh
Stillwater, OK 74074-4364

405.743.5482

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