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STEM Teacher Certification

Niki Burch, Certification Specialist 405.743.5482 or niki.burch@careertech.ok.gov

The CareerTech education certification process addresses the needs of career and technology education teachers and administrators. This process is coordinated by the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education, in conjunction with the Oklahoma State Department of Education. Refer to the CareerTech education certification site for general information concerning the necessary steps for obtaining the appropriate credentials.

Certification Guide for School Staff Assignments

CareerTech STEM Endorsement

Instructors who obtain a teaching position in a STEM CareerTech program are required to obtain the STEM CareerTech Endorsement within three years. Learn more information about the CareerTech

Alternative Certification

This type of certification was created for individuals who did not complete a teacher education program but have at least a baccalaureate degree corresponding to a specific certificate area.  Individuals must complete the requirements by the State Department of Education as well as completing all requirements for a CareerTech STEM.

All questions about the Alternative Certification Process should be directed to the State Department of Education. Informational inquiries may be made to the Oklahoma Alternative Placement Program at 405.521.3337, or visit the Oklahoma Department of Education website at http://ok.gov/sde/teacher-certification.

New Teacher Documents

Professional Development Information

STEM Professional Development

Continuing Teacher Academy

Oklahoma State Department of Education

Single Sign on Site

This application will be the primary sign-in account management system used by educators, school district personnel and SDE administrators.  All user accounts from the original SSO system were imported and can still be used to access your certification records (OECS - Oklahoma Educator Credentialing System). User Guide

Certification Examinations for Oklahoma Educators

Select the title above to access the current computer-based or paper-based testing dates.

Preparation Materials

CareerTech Teacher Certification by Course

Link to spreadsheet

CareerTech Teacher Educators Contact Information

Oklahoma State University
Mary Jo Self, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor
Occupational Education Studies
School of Teaching and Curriculum Leadership
College of Education
207 Willard Hall
Stillwater, OK 74078-4042

405.744.9191 or 405.744.7125
Email: maryjo.self@okstate.edu

University of Central Oklahoma
Candy Sebert, Ed.D.

Department of Adult Education and Safety Science
College of Education and Professional Studies
100 North University Drive, Box 120
Edmond, OK 73034

fax: 405.974.3809
Email: csebert@uco.edu


The following links contain additional information relevant to teacher certification:

1. Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation: This website allows you to register to take Oklahoma Teacher Certification examinations.

2. State Department of Education: State Department of Education Certification, 405.521.3337.

For more CareerTech certification information, please contact 405.743.5482

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