Dec 08, 2019  
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Occupational Training and Development, BS


A minimum of 120 semester hours is required for the Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Occupational Training and Development. Degree requirements include general education, the occupational specialization, occupational support, interdisciplinary/applied arts, occupational training and development, and applied electives.  The occupational specialization and occupational support includes technical and vocational subject areas such as law enforcement, safety training, pre-engineering, automotive technology, computer information, maintenance and repair, cosmetology, welding and metal technologies and other technical programs.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  • demonstrate personal characteristics of the successful occupational instructor;
  • demonstrate professional qualities of the successful occupational instructor;
  • demonstrate instructional strategies to enhance student achievement and growth in the occupational environment.

 

Degree Requirements


  Sem. Hrs.
  1. Core Curriculum Program
  2. First-Year Seminars (when applicable)*
  3. Occupational Specialization Requirements
  4. Occupational Specialization Support
  5. Interdisciplinary/Applied Arts
  6. Occupational Training and Development
  7. Electives
45
(2)
24
18
9
6
18
  Total 120 (123)

*First Year Seminars

First-Year Seminars or Electives

Full-time, first-year students are required to take the following courses:


General Education Requirements


Students must complete the University’s General Education requirements, which include the Core Curriculum Program. (See “General Education Requirement ” in the “Undergraduate Programs ” section of this catalog; see also “University Core Curriculum Programs  .”)

Occupational Specialization Requirements (24 semester hours)


Semester-hour credit for the Occupational Specialization may be completed at a community college, technical institute, Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi or another institution of higher education. The occupational specialization and occupational support includes technical and vocational subject areas such as law enforcement, safety training, pre-engineering, automotive technology, computer information, maintenance and repair, cosmetology, welding and metal technologies and other technical programs.

Interdisciplinary/Applied Arts (9 semester hours)


Course work applicable to the Occupational Specialization requires advisor approval.

Occupational Training and Development (6 semester hours)


Applied Electives


Electives as needed to complete minimum of 120 degree semester hours and 45 upper-division hour requirements.

Trade and Industrial Education Teacher Certification (Grades 7-12)


Students seeking certification to teach one of the courses related to the Trade and Industrial Education (TIE) discipline at the secondary level (Grades 7-12) must comply with the following requirements. The student must first adhere to University admission requirements (See “Admission ” section of the catalog). The student is also required to complete a TB screening and criminal background check.

Placement in the TIE classroom is subject to the approval of the student’s Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) form. In addition, the student will be required to be the teacher of record for one year at the secondary level in a public school to be considered for TIE certification. As a part of this admittance process, the student will be provided with a certification plan. Registration in OCTD 4698  and employment with a school district will allow the student to obtain a Probationary Certificate. The Probationary Certificate is a one year certificate that may be renewed for two years. The certification courses follow:

Requirements


Other requirements for completion of the TIE certification program include obtaining completion certificates as a result of attending the Texas Education Agency’s New Teacher’s Workshop and the TIE Teacher’s Summer Improvement Conference.

“Once a student has completed all course requirements for the certificate,  he/she will complete a two-step online application procedure for registration of TIE-PPR #170, or the PPR #130 and HSTE #173 TExES exams as applicable.  The student will first apply online through the TAR (Test Approval Request) system of the College of Education.  When program approval is received by the College, the student will be eligible to register online at the ETS (Educational Testing Service/TExES) website for the required TExES exam.  After a student passes the appropriate TExES exam, he/she will be eligible to apply, and be eligible for recommendation for the Standard Teaching Certificate as shown on their certification plan.”

The TIE teacher certification may be used toward a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Training and Development. The TIE teacher certification requirements meet or exceed the certification standards as described in the Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Title 19, Part 7, Chapter 230, Subchapter P, Rule 230.483.