Career & Technical Education Application Requirements

Career & Technical Education Application Requirements

The process for requesting and receiving a certification plan is as follows:

  • Complete the Career and Technical Education application. (Click the hyperlink to access the application.) Once you've completed the application, hit the "submit" button. The confirmation page will appear. You MUST print the confirmation sheet and mail with the following:

    • Confirmation sheet - Available once you've completed the application.
    • $50 (non-refundable) processing fee made payable to A&M-Commerce . May pay by credit card when completing application. In addition; there is a TEA Assessment Fee of $35.00 (paid to Marketplace).
    • Completed Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) (click the hyperlink to access the SOQ on the TEA website) See below instructions:
      • Print legibly with black ink.
      • Leave line 4 on page 1 blank until instructed by interviewer.
      • List all specific skills performed on page 2.
      • Be sure to list names, current addresses, telephone numbers and occupations of reference on page 3.
      • Have the back page notarized.
    • Official Transcripts from all universities, colleges, and community/junior colleges attended.
    • Proof of acceptable Basic Skills (Reading 250 or higher, Math 230, and writing 220). Some substitutions accepted for Math and Writing sections. See below substitutions.

Course substitutions for TSI/THEA/TASP:  You must request and gain approval to use a substitute for TASP Math or Writing.  A substitute may not automatically be recognized when reviewing transcripts.  You must also send all (official) scores or transcripts directly to the Certification Office.

NOTE:  There is no substitution for TSI/TASP Reading.  You may choose to substitute a math course for the TSI/TASP Math of 230 as long as you make, or have made, a “B” or better in the course.  Courses you may substitute are Math 1332 or Math 1333 (College Mathematics at a community college), Math 1314 (College Algebra at a community college)/Math 141 (College Algebra at A&M-Commerce), or Math 1316 (Plane Trigonometry at a community college)/Math 142 (Plane Trigonometry at A&M-Commerce).  You may also choose to substitute English 1301 (Comp I) or English 1302 (Comp II) for the TSI/TASP Writing of 220 provided you make, or have made, a “B” or better in the course.  

Mail Completed Packet To:
Texas A&M University-Commerce
Attn: Center for Educator Certification & Academic Services
P.O. Box 3011
Commerce, TX 75429

Once the Certification Office receives your packet, you will be sent the interview questions to answer and return to the address above.

For Additional Information

Career & Technology TEA Homepage
University Contact Person: Erin Swinson
903-886-5182
Erin.Swinson@tamuc.edu