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Technology Center Administrator Credential

The Technology Center Administrator Credential is required for administrators who are responsible for supervision and 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

  • 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
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.
 Three years of experience in one of the following:
  • Career and technology education teacher of approved ODCTE program
  • Administrator supervising and evaluating teachers of an approved ODCTE program
  • Employment at an Oklahoma technology center, letter of endorsement from current technology center superintendent required
  • Employment at Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education, letter of endorsement from current ODCTE state director required

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.

Completion of TechCAP counts for 120 professional development hours.

ODCTE Accreditation training has opportunities for approved professional development hours.

Administrator Professional Development Reporting Form

Application for Technology Center Administrator Credential

Technology Center Administrator Credential Plan Example


Send information to:


Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education
1500 West Seventh
Stillwater, OK 74074-4364

405.743.5482

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