5. Why is the ATC program requiring official transcripts?
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) considers secondary teachers that are teaching articulated courses as similar to adjunct college faculty. Therefore, ATC approval is based on minimum SACS requirements to teach the college course to which the secondary course articulates and is not related to the State Board of Education (SBEC) approvals which are required to teach the secondary course on the high school level. Securing official transcripts is a necessary step that the ATC program must take in order to assure participating colleges that secondary teachers that are teaching articulated courses meet the minimum SACS requirements.
Only transcripts that show a degree received are required. It is not necessary to send transcripts showing only course work with no degree. Transcripts may be sent electronically from the issuing institution directly to [email protected]. Or they may be mailed directly from the university to:
Advanced Technical Credit Program
20515 SH 249, Building 11, Floor 5
Houston, TX 77070-2607