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
Coordinator Exam Administrator - TExES

Emphasis on processing candidate's TExES exam eligibility and uploads with the Texas Education Agency
Contact for TExES exam inquiries.
Phone Number: 903-468-3082

Wendy Nutt
Administrative Coordinator/Professional Certifications
Emphasis on maintaining day to day operations in the Educator Certification Department & Checking requirements for admission to Professional Certification Programs.
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 all Early Field Experience (EFE) applications.
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
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 or professional certificate and Contact for candidate's request for probationary and intern certificate.
Contact for Letters of Intent and Out of State Teaching Verification.
Phone: 903-886-5904

Dr. Becky Sinclair
Master's (MS) degree & academic advisor for PBTC program
Contact person in Curriculum and Instruction (C&I) Department for course and degree requirements for a master's (MS) degree in combination with the PBTC program.
Phone: 903-468-3237

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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