Thank you for your interest in the Occupational Licensure program at UT Martin. Below you will find information regarding our fully online program. Please, do not hesitate to ask questions. I wish you the best of luck with this opportunity.
Completed certification consists of 12 hours (four 3-hour credit online courses). CTE 290, CTE 300, CTE 303, and CTE 325. You have 3 years from the date of hire into the teaching position to complete the required 12-hour coursework.
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STEP 1: To continue the process for admission to the Career/Technical Educators (CTE) program at UTM, the following will be required.
The application and Intent to Hire form are under the Application tab above.
STEP 2: Once admitted, you will receive a 2nd step email with further information. This will include additional information to contact Jenny Hahn, in the UTM Education Department for further assistance with the requirements in the state’s online credentialing system, TNCompass. An active application in TNCompass is required to allow Ms. Hahn to verify your admission into the program.
STEP 3: Being accepted into an approved program is STEP 1. Registering for the class(es) is STEP 3. Eligibility for registration is based on (1) your hire date (2) when you wish to start and how many classes you wish to take per semester (3) if you will use financial aid. Assistance with course schedule, registration and payment information is provided each semester once this information has been provided.
Applications are being accepted for 2020. Semester dates are as follows:
Registration for Spring 2020 will open at 8am on Monday November 18, 2019.
Dates for Summer: June 1 - August 7, 2020
Dates for Fall: August 24 - December 11, 2020
The current fees for Academic year 2019-2020: each 3-hour course will be $1,257. This amount will be effective from August 1 2019-July 31 2019.
If needed, in the fall and spring UTM offers a payment plan to assist those students who need to extend their time for payment. The payment plan for spring and fall requires one fourth of deferrable fees plus a $30 service fee upon registration and the remaining payments are due by the 15th of each month.
If you would like to apply for financial aid you will need to fill out a FAFSA form. Here are the links to our Financial Aid web page, the link for creating a PIN that you will need before trying to complete the FAFSA and then a link itself to the FAFSA. To meet Federal guidelines and be eligible for financial aid, one is required to take 2 courses per semester (6 hours). Of course, more courses can be taken if one wishes.
If there are additional questions regarding the FAFSA or need further assistance with financial aid, please email Alivia Joes, email@example.com or call 731-881-7935.
We look forward to assisting you.
Erica Bell, MBA, CC
Director of Educational Outreach
Office of Educational Outreach
The University of Tennessee at Martin
110 Gooch Hall/538 University Street
Martin, TN 38238
731.881.7089 (731.881.7984 fax)
Practitioner Occupational Education License Endorsement Courses
CTE 290 – Effective Instructional Strategies and Managing the Environment
Introduction to instructional strategies aimed at fostering a classroom environment which promotes student success and achievement through the integration of educational theory, classroom management techniques, as well as assessment. Topics presented will address lesson and unit plan construction, differentiated instruction to diverse learners, mastery of content knowledge, along with the importance of ongoing reflection and its relationship to professional learning. Discipline-specific literacy skills and strategies will be introduced.
CTE 300 – Students with Exceptionalities
An introductory course designed to provide an overview of the field of special education. Principles, characteristics, programs, special needs, legal requirements and instructional strategies, related to the education of students with exceptionalities. A deeper understanding of discipline-specific literacy skills and strategies will be covered, as well as, acronyms used in the state and region that are unique to the special education field.
CTE 303 - Diagnosis and Evaluation
Designed to develop skills in selecting, constructing, administering and interpreting instruments appropriate for assessing differing needs and achievement of students in the classroom. Criterion-based assessment and their classroom relevance will be reviewed. Instructor will continue to promote the use of academic and discipline-specific vocabulary.
CTE 325 - Educational Psychology
Introduction to the psychology of learning, motivation and social development. The course focus will be on the development of learning theory, psychological and environmental factors that influence learning and the validity of various learning paradigms. Academic and discipline-specific vocabulary will be covered.
According to the State Board Education’s Educator Licensure Policy 5.502 and Professional Assessments for Tennessee Educators Policy 5.105, all educators in Tennessee who are issued a practitioner occupational license on or after July 1, 2018, will be required to pass the Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT): Grades 7-12 in order to renew or advance their practitioner occupational license.
Once you have completed the required coursework, you will be required to take the Principles Learning Teaching (PLT)
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Thank you for allowing UT Martin to assist you in fulfilling your educational goals. We wish you the best!
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