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Health Science Careers Certification for Educators

Teacher Certification

For all certification contact Laurie Richison:

Additional Requirements

In addition to the above requirements, all teachers must attend the annual Summer Conference and any other called professional meetings or workshops for certification and/or re-certification, A telephone call of explanation followed by a letter to the State Program Manager is required if the teacher is going to miss a meeting. Absences must be approved by the State Program Manager.

Resources and Forms:

  • Superintendent's Verification of Employment
  • Map to the Oliver Hodge Bldg, State Dept of Education
  • Fingerprinting:   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 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.
  • Background Check:

Contact Information

CareerTech Health Careers Education

Lara Morris
State Program Manager
Health Careers Education
Oklahoma Department of
Career and Technology Education
1500 West Seventh Avenue
Stillwater, Oklahoma 74074-4364
Phone: 405.743.5106
Fax: 405.743.6809

University of Central Oklahoma:

Dr. Karen L. Barnes
Health Occupations Education
100 North University Drive, Box 120
Edmond, OK 73034-5209
Phone: 405.974.5334, Ext 1-5741 or 1-5801

Oklahoma State University:

Dr. Mary Jo Self
Assistant Professor
Occupational Education Studies
School of Teaching and Curriculum Leadership
207 Willard Hall
Stillwater, OK 74078
Phone: 405.744.9191

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