Office Personnel

The Office of Educator Certification and Academic Services welcomes you to contact us with questions or concerns.

Phone Number: 903-886-5182
Fax: 903-886-5156

Erin Swinson
Director, Center for Educator Certification and Academic Services
Texas A&M - Commerce
PO Box 3011
Commerce, TX 75429
Phone Number: 903-468-8186

Deborah Alford
Exam Administrator - TExES and EFE

Emphasis on processing candidate's TExES exam uploads with the Texas Education Agency
Emphasis on all Early Field Experience (EFE) applications, updates and maintains Tk20 student placement accounts.
Contact for TExES exam and EFE inquiries.
Phone Number: 903-468-3082

Wendy Nutt
Certification Coordinator 
Emphasis on creating and processing Post-Baccalaurete Teacher (PBTC) applications and audit files.
Emphasis on maintaining day to day operations in the Educator Certification Department.
Contact for PBTC applications.
Works with the Educator Testing Coordinator/Certification staff to process candidate's request for a standard certificate.
Phone Number: 903-886-5630

Mitzi Hughes
Undergraduate Field Experiences and Certification Advisor
Emphasis on processing applications for admission to the Field-Based Program
Emphasis on processing all student teaching applications for internship and residency;
Emphasis on placement of student teachers in school districts;
Update and maintain Tk20 student teaching placement accounts.
Contact for undergraduate candidates student teaching placement.
Phone Number: 903-468-3061

Scott Mobley
Professional Application Advisor/Coordinator
Emphasis on creating and processing professional applications and audit files. Contact for all principal, superintendent, librarian school counselor and diagnostician applications.
Phone Number: 903-886-5671

Ann Reel (office hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday)
Certification Coordinator
Emphasis on TEA recommendation for a candidate's initial standard teaching certificate.
Contact for candidate's request for a standard certificate and professional probationary certificate.
Contact for Letters of Intent and Out of State Teaching Verification.
Phone: 903-886-5904

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Mailing Address:
Center for Educator Certification and Academic Services
Texas A&M University-Commerce
P.O. Box 3011
Commerce, TX 75429-3011

Physical Mailing Address:
Center for Educator Certification and Academic Services
2600 South Neal
Commerce, Texas 75429-3011