Occupational Licensure

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 18 hours (six 3-hour credit courses). CTE 290, CTE 300, CTE 303, CTE 311, CTE 325, and CTE 440. Classes are offered Spring, Summer I, Summer II and Fall semesters on a rotation basis. All our courses are online. You have 3 years from the date of hire into the teaching position to complete the required 18-hour coursework.


Our webpage offers lots of useful information. Click on the above tabs for further detailed information.


STEP 1: To continue the process for admission to the Career/Technical Educators (CTE) program at UTM, the following will be required.

  1. Application for Admission (located on this website).
  2. Letter of Intent to Hire from the school system OR completion of the Intent to Hire Form (located on this website).
  3. Copy of your driver’s license for verification of in-state tuition.
  4. Request official transcripts to be sent to Jenny Hahn at jhahn@utm.edu to upload into TNCompass.

The application and Intent to hire form are provided at the following link: http://www.utm.edu/departments/ecos/licensure.php.

  • Click on the tab “Application”. This will take you to the fillable PDF. You will need to print it off, and fax it back to 731-881-7984 or scan/email it back. Under type of enrollment you will need to check “Special” and “Online”. In the area for Major add “Occupational Licensure”. Be sure to mark the semester you wish to start. There is a $30 non-refundable application fee that can be paid when you register for your classes. Any/all payments are made online.
  • If you do not have a Letter of Intent from the school system, you will need to access and return The Intent to Hire Form located under the “Application” tab. (Job-Embedded Occupational Practitioner License).

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.


Currently registration is open for Fall 2019. Semester dates are as follows:


Dates for Fall 2019: August 26-December 13


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 Ginger Horton, ghorton@utm.edu or call 731-881-7043.


We look forward to assisting you.


Erica Bell Signature


Erica Bell, MBA, CC
Director of Central Office
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
Workshop on selected topics. No more than nine hours of workshop credit may be applied to an undergraduate degree in education.


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 handicapped students.


CTE 303 - Diagnosis and Evaluation
Designed to develop skills in selecting, constructing, administering and interpreting instruments appropriate for assessing differing needs and achievement of children and youth.


CTE 311- Technology Integration
This course provides familiarization with the microcomputer as pertains to the learner. Familiarity with commonly used computer terminology, development of an awareness of different types of software, ability to determine what constitutes good quality software, and development of an awareness of Internet skills as a tool in the classroom. Study of various applications where the computer is used as an instructional tool.


CTE 325 - Educational Psychology
Introduction to the psychology of learning, motivation and social development. Focus on the development of learning theory, psychological and environmental factors that influence learning, and the validity of various learning paradigms.


CTE 440 - Selected Problems in Education (Directed Internship)

Occupational Licensure classes are offered on the following rotation schedule.





























If you do not take the class as it appears in the rotation, you will have to wait until the next rotation it is offered.


Please be mindful of this as you plan your course schedule for compliance with the educator preparation program. All six (6) course offerings, are to be completed within 3 years, starting with your date of hire into the position.


The following rotation schedules are based on the semester you START Occupational Licensure classes.

Fall Rotation

311 Fall
303 Spring
290 Summer I
300 Summer II
325 Fall
440 Spring

Spring Rotation

311 Spring
290 Summer I
303 Summer II
325 Fall
300 Spring
440 Summer I

Summer I Rotation

311 Summer I
303 Summer II
290 Fall
300 Spring
325 Summer I
440 Summer II

Summer II Rotation

311 Summer II
290 Fall
303 Spring
325 Summer I
300 Summer II
440 Fall
  • New students pay a one-time $30 non-refundable application fee
  • The current cost of an online class is $1,257
  • Four-part payment plan available
  • State of TN Employee Fee Waivers are accepted
Endorsement Code
2-4 Cycle Engines 775
Aircraft Maintenance 773
Automotive 770
Aviation Ground School 774
Barbering 780
Broadcasting 710
Carpentry 706
Collison Repair 771
Concrete/Masonry 702
Cosmetology 781
Culinary Arts 730
Diesel Equipment 772
Distribution and Logistics 776
Drafting/CAD 700
Electrical 701
Endorsement Code
Fire Safety 751
Graphic Design 711
Health Informatics 721
Health Science 6-12 720
Health Science 7-12 723
HVAC 707
Information Technology 740
Legal and Protective Services 750
Manufacturing 760
Plumbing 703
Programming 742
Public Health 722
Trade & Industrial Education 6-12 761
Trade & Industrial Education 9-12 762
Welding 705

Please click on the link below for assistance with Banner Web such as:

  • Adding a class
  • Address verification
  • Reviewing your course schedule

Erica Bell, MBA, CC
110 Gooch
538 University Street
Martin, TN 38238
731-881-7089 (office)
731-881-7984 (fax)

Becky Wilson
Program Resource Specialist
110 Gooch
538 University Street
Martin, TN 38238
731-881-7086 (office)
731-881-7984 (fax)

  1. After completion of the required 18 hours for Occupational Licensure will be to contact Ms. Jenny Hahn at jhahn@utm.edu or 731-881-7126. She will assist you with TnCompass and the final paperwork required for the state.
  2. In addition to the information Ms. Hahn will provide, once final grades have been posted you will need to request an official UTM transcript at http://www.utm.edu/departments/registrar/enroll.php

Thank you for allowing UT Martin to assist you in fulfilling your educational goals. We wish you the best!


If you have any other questions or need assistance, please let us know.