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Career & Technical Education Application Requirements

CAREER & TECHNICAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

CAREER & TECHNICAL EDUCATION

The following areas are available with Career & Technical Education:
Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Grades 6-12--Agriculture degree required, no wage-earning experience required, no licensure or certificate required

Family and Consumer Sciences Composite Grades 6-12-- degree required, no wage-earning experience required, no licensure or certificate required


Human Development and Family Studies Grades 8-12-- degree required, no wage-earning experience required, no licensure or certificate required


Hospitality, Nutrition & Food Sciences Grades 8-12-- degree required, no wage-earning experience required, no licensure or certificate required


Health Science Grades 6-12-- Associate or more advanced degree from an accredited institution, Two years of full-time wage-earning experience in your licensed occupational field, verified by your educator preparation program (EPP), Current licensure, certification, or registration by a nationally recognized accrediting agency as a health professions practitioner


Marketing Grades 6-12--degree required, Two Years of wage-earning experience in at least one of the marketing occupations, no licensure or certificate required


Technology Education Grades 6-12-- degree required, no wage-earning experience required, no licensure or certificate required


Trades and Industry Education Grades 6-12--no degree required but TAC 233.14(f)(1) requires that candidates seeking CTE certification based on skill and experience must complete an approved educator preparation program (EPP),  3 options for experience:  

Option I

1. a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution

2. two years of full-time wage-earning experience within the past ten years in an approved occupation for the classes you will be teaching


Option II

1. an associates' degree from an accredited institution

2. two years of full-time wage-earning experience within the past ten years in an approved occupation for the classes you will be teaching


Option III  

1. a high school diploma or equivalent

2. five years of full-time wage-earning experience within the past ten years in an approved occupation for the classes you will be teaching


Also-- Current licensure by a state or nationally recognized accrediting agency in any approved occupations for the classes you will be teaching Or a passing score on the National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) (outside source)
 
Your first step is to complete an application to the university and a second one to the alternative certification program.  If you currently hold a Bachelor’s degree you would apply to our graduate school here . If you are not pursuing a Master’s degree, then you would choose “Non-Degree” and Educator Certification.  If you are pursuing a Master’s degree, then choose “MS” and your degree choice.  At the end of the application check the box signifying you are pursuing a teaching certification.
If you do not hold a Bachelor’s degree then apply to our undergraduate program here as a transient student and choose “non-degree”.
 
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
Complete the 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:
1.    Signed Confirmation sheet - Available once you've completed the application.
2.    $50 (non-refundable) processing fee made payable to A&M-Commerce . May pay by credit card when completing application.  (paid to Marketplace).
3.    Completed Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) (click the hyperlink to access the SOQ on the TEA website) See below instructions:
4.    Print legibly with black ink.
5.    If you do not possess a Bachelor’s degree then 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: Teacher Certification

P.O. Box 3011

Commerce, TX 75429
OR
Scan and email to Tracey.Stedman@tamuc.edu OR fax to 903-886-5156
Once the Certification Office reviews your packet, you will
be notified via email for a time to interview.
For Additional Information
University Contact Person:
Tracey Stedman

 

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