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University of West Alabama

Bachelor Bachelor of Science Early Childhood Development Website

The University of Iowa

Master Master of Arts in Teaching, Leadership, and Cultural Competency Website

Purdue University

Master Online MS in Education Website

Fairleigh Dickinson University

Master Master of Administrative Science Website

Eastern Oregon University

Bachelor Bachelor in Early Childhood Education Website
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Oklahoma has more than 40 accredited teaching schools for students who are interested in becoming a licensed teacher in Oklahoma schools or in obtaining additional certifications to increase their value in the classroom. These schools also offer teaching programs at bachelor and master degree levels.

Oklahoma students must pass these three tests either before they complete their programs, obtain certification or begin student teaching: Oklahoma General Education Test, Oklahoma Subject Area Tests and Oklahoma Professional Teaching Examination. Here are a few of the teaching programs and majors offered at Oklahoma universities.

  • 171 teaching programs in Oklahoma accredited by CAEP
  • 131 CAEP-accredited Bachelor's degrees
  • 32 CAEP-accredited Master's degrees in Oklahoma

Teacher education programs from universities or colleges that are accredited are prerequisite coursework in Oklahoma. The programs prepare candidates to become teachers through practical fieldwork and rigorous coursework. Fundamental skill and knowledge, pedagogy, and educational technology are commonly emphasized in curricula.

Requirements to Teach in Oklahoma

Teacher education programs are meant to prepare candidates to research, design, and implement experiences for learning in the field of study. Practical fieldwork permits application of what is learned in the classroom through internships, study teaching, and field observation.

A Bachelor's degree is required to be certified in Oklahoma. There are no particular course or credit hour requirements. Every university of college has prerequisites, curriculum, and graduation requirements of its own. Three competency-based teacher tests must be satisfactorily completed to become certified. They include:

  • The Oklahoma General Education Test
  • The Oklahoma Subject Area Test
  • The Oklahoma Professional Teaching Exam

Those graduates of accredited universities and colleges whose Bachelor's degree is not in education and have not earned the traditional certificate may receive alternative teaching certifications if they satisfy certain requirements.

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Eastern Oregon University

Bachelor Bachelor in Early Childhood Education Website

University of West Alabama

Master Education Specialist: Teacher Leader Website

Winthrop University

Master Master of Arts in Arts Administration Website

University of West Alabama

Master Master of Arts in Teaching Website
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Scholarships and Financial Aid Available

Those dreaming of attending college and working to achieve it can get help from Oklahoma's Promise. It is a program designed to help students who work and study hard but come from families that find affording college difficult.

Students fill out the FAFSA to determine eligibility. The Oklahoma Legislature passed legislation that creates a dedicated funding process for the program. The law permits funding for Oklahoma's Promise 'off the top' of the General Revenue Fund every year.

It pays regular public institution tuition and a portion of private institution tuition. The amount awarded depends on the university or college attended and the number of credit hours taken.

The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education administers grants and scholarships to be used to help in paying for college.

The agency established the Future Teachers Scholarship Program as an encouraging incentive for teacher preparation in areas of critical shortage. There is also an Academic Scholars Program that provides scholarships to students who are outstanding academically and attend an Oklahoma university or college.

Requirements to Qualify for In-State Tuition

Most people earn in-state status after a domicile period of one year. After the one-year domicile period, those who demonstrate educational pursuits are a secondary cause for living in Oklahoma can qualify for in-state tuition rates.

Non-primary pursuits in education are demonstrated by being a half-time student at most. Being a full-time student is cause for automatic disqualification regardless of other circumstances.

The one-year domicile period can be bypassed by accepting full-time employment in Oklahoma before moving there. After establishing a domicile, the individual can apply to an Oklahoma university as an in-state resident.

If students' parents have full-time businesses registered in Oklahoma and pay Oklahoma income taxes, the dependent students can obtain in-state status. Oklahoma is an Academic Common Market member that has an agreement of limited regional reciprocity among the select Southern States. Many restrictions apply.

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School Level Program Admissions

University of West Alabama

Bachelor Bachelor of Science Early Childhood Development Website

The University of Iowa

Master Master of Arts in Teaching, Leadership, and Cultural Competency Website

Purdue University

Master Online MS in Education Website

Fairleigh Dickinson University

Master Master of Administrative Science Website

Eastern Oregon University

Bachelor Bachelor in Early Childhood Education Website

University of West Alabama

Master Education Specialist: Teacher Leader Website

Winthrop University

Master Master of Arts in Arts Administration Website

University of West Alabama

Master Master of Arts in Teaching Website

George Mason University

Master Master of Education in Special Education Website
CAEP Accredited Teaching Programs

List of CAEP-Accredited Teaching Degrees in Oklahoma

Cameron University
Lawton
CAEP
  • Bachelors in Biology Education NSTA
  • Bachelors in Early Childhood Education NAEYC
  • Masters in Educational Leadership ELCC
  • Bachelors in Elementary Education ACEI
  • Bachelors in English Education NCTE
  • Bachelors in Health and Physical Education NASPE
  • Bachelors in Math Education NCTM
  • Masters in Reading Specialist Advanced ILA
  • Bachelors in Romance Language Education ACTFL
  • Bachelors in Social Studies Education NCSS
  • Endorsement only in Special Education CEC
  • Endorsement only in Special Education CEC
East Central University
Ada
CAEP
  • Bachelors in Early Childhood Education NAEYC
  • Masters in Educational Administration ELCC
  • Bachelors in Elementary Education ACEI
  • Bachelors in English Language Arts Education NCTE
  • Masters in Library Media Specialist ALA
  • Bachelors in Mathematics NCTM
  • Masters in Reading Education ILA
  • Post Masters in School Superintendent ELCC
  • Bachelors in Science Education NSTA
  • Bachelors in Social Studies NCSS
  • Bachelors in Special Education CEC
Langston University
Langston
CAEP
  • Bachelors in Childhood Early Education NAEYC
  • Masters in Educational Leadership ELCC
  • Bachelors in Elementary Education ACEI
  • Bachelors in Science education NSTA
  • Bachelors in Special Education CEC
Northeastern State University
Tahlequah
CAEP
  • Bachelors in Early Childhood Education NAEYC
  • Bachelors in Elementary Education ACEI
  • Bachelors in English Education NCTE
  • Bachelors in Health and Kinesiology NASPE
  • Masters in Library Media Specialist ALA
  • Bachelors in Mathematics Education NCTM
  • Masters in Reading Education ILA
  • Masters in School Administration ELCC
  • Bachelors in Science Education NSTA
  • Bachelors in Social Studies Education NCSS
  • Bachelors in Spanish Education ACTFL
  • 0 in Special Education – Mild Moderate Education CEC
  • Other in Superintendent ELCC
Northwestern Oklahoma State University
Alva
CAEP
  • Bachelors in Early Childhood Education NAEYC
  • Masters in Educational Leadership (Building Level Only) ELCC
  • Bachelors in Elementary Education ACEI
  • Bachelors in English Education NCTE
  • Bachelors in Health & Sports Science NASPE
  • Bachelors in Health and Physical Education NASPE
  • Bachelors in Math Education NCTM
  • Bachelors in Mild/Moderate Disabilities CEC
  • Masters in Reading Specialist ILA
  • Bachelors in Science NSTA
  • Bachelors in Science Chemistry NSTA
  • Bachelors in Science Physics NSTA
  • Bachelors in Social Science Education NCSS
  • Bachelors in Special Education CEC
Oklahoma Baptist University
Shawnee
CAEP
  • Bachelors in Early Childhood Education NAEYC
  • Bachelors in Elementary Education ACEI
  • Bachelors in Health, Physical Education & Recreation Education NASPE
  • Bachelors in Secondary English Education NCTE
  • Bachelors in Secondary Mathematics Education NCTM
  • Bachelors in Secondary Science Education NSTA
  • Bachelors in Secondary Social Studies Education NCSS
  • Bachelors in Special Education CEC
Oklahoma Christian University
Edmond
CAEP
  • Bachelors in Early Childhood Education NAEYC
  • Bachelors in Elementary Education ACEI
  • Bachelors in English NCTE
  • Bachelors in Math NCTM
  • Bachelors in Science Education NSTA
  • Bachelors in Social Studies NCSS
Oklahoma City University
Oklahoma City
CAEP
  • Bachelors in Early Childhood Education NAEYC
  • Bachelors in Elementary Education ACEI
  • Bachelors in English Education NCTE
  • Bachelors in History Education NCSS
  • Bachelors in Science Education NSTA
Oklahoma Panhandle State University
Goodwell
CAEP
  • Bachelors in Elementary Education ACEI
  • Bachelors in English Education NCTE
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater
CAEP
  • Bachelors in Early Childhood Education NAEYC
  • Doctorate in Educational Leadership ELCC
  • Masters in Educational Leadership ELCC
  • Bachelors in Elementary Education ACEI
  • Bachelors in English Education NCTE
  • Bachelors in Foreign Language ACTFL
  • Masters in Masters of Arts in Teaching-Elementary Education ACEI
  • Masters in Masters of Arts in Teaching-Mathematics Education NCTM
  • Bachelors in Mathematics NCTM
  • Bachelors in Physical Education NASPE
  • Masters in Reading Specialist Advanced ILA
  • Masters in School Library Media Specialist ALA
  • Specialist or C.A.S. in School Psychology NASP
  • Bachelors in Secondary Science NSTA
  • Bachelors in Social Studies Education NCSS
  • Masters in Special Education CEC
Oklahoma Wesleyan University
Bartlesville
CAEP
  • Bachelors in Elementary Education ACEI
  • Bachelors in Health and Physical Education NASPE
  • Masters in Masters of Education ELCC
  • Bachelors in Secondary English Education NCTE
  • Bachelors in Secondary Math Education NCTM
  • Bachelors in Secondary Science Education NSTA
  • Bachelors in Secondary Social Studies NCSS
Oral Roberts University
Tulsa
CAEP
  • Bachelors in Biology NSTA
  • Bachelors in Early Childhood Education NAEYC
  • Bachelors in Elementary Education ACEI
  • Bachelors in English Language Learner TESOL
  • Bachelors in Englsih Education NCTE
  • Bachelors in Health and Physical Education NASPE
  • Bachelors in Mathematics NCTM
  • Bachelors in Modern Foreign Language ACTFL
  • Bachelors in Social Studies Education NCSS
  • Bachelors in Special Education CEC
Southeastern Oklahoma State University
Durant
CAEP
  • Bachelors in Early Childhood Education NAEYC
  • Bachelors in Elementary Education ACEI
  • Bachelors in English Education NCTE
  • Bachelors in Health & Physical Education NASPE
  • Bachelors in Math Education NCTM
  • Masters in School Administration Advanced ELCC
  • Bachelors in Special Education CEC
Southern Nazarene University
Bethany
CAEP
  • Bachelors in Early Childhood Education (initial preparation) NAEYC
  • Masters in Educational Leadership - Building Level ELCC
  • Masters in Educational Leadership - District Level ELCC
  • Bachelors in Elementary Education ACEI
  • Bachelors in Mathematics Education NCTM
  • Bachelors in Physical Education (initial preparation) NASPE
  • Bachelors in Social Studies NCSS
Southwestern Oklahoma State University
Weatherford
CAEP
  • Bachelors in Early Childhood NAEYC
  • Masters in Education Administration - Building Level ELCC
  • Bachelors in Elementary Education ACEI
  • Bachelors in English Education NCTE
  • Bachelors in History Education NCSS
  • Bachelors in Mathematics NCTM
  • Bachelors in Physical Ed/Health/Safety NASPE
  • Masters in Reading Specialist ILA
  • Masters in School Psychology NASP
  • Bachelors in Science Education NSTA
  • Bachelors in Special Education CEC
The University of Oklahoma
Norman
CAEP
  • Bachelors in Biological sciences NSTA
  • Bachelors in Chemistry NSTA
  • Bachelors in Early Childhood Education NAEYC
  • Bachelors in Earth Science NSTA
  • Doctorate in Educational Administration, Curriculum, and Supervision ELCC
  • Masters in Educational Administration, Curriculum, and Supervision ELCC
  • Bachelors in Elementary Education ACEI
  • Bachelors in Foreign Language ACTFL
  • Bachelors in Language Arts NCTE
  • Bachelors in Mathematics NCTM
  • Bachelors in Physical science NSTA
  • Bachelors in Physics NSTA
  • Masters in Reading Education ILA
  • Bachelors in Social Studies NCSS
  • Bachelors in Special Education CEC
The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma
Chickasha
CAEP
  • Bachelors in Early Childhood Education NAEYC
  • Bachelors in Elementary Education ACEI
  • Bachelors in English NCTE
  • Bachelors in Mathematics NCTM
  • Bachelors in Science NSTA
  • Bachelors in Social Studies Ed NCSS
University of Central Oklahoma
Edmond
CAEP
  • Masters in Bilingual Ed TESOL
  • Bachelors in Early Childhood (Baccalaureate) NAEYC
  • Masters in Early Childhood Education Advanced NAEYC
  • Bachelors in Elementary Education ACEI
  • Bachelors in English NCTE
  • Bachelors in Health and Physical Education NASPE
  • Masters in Instructional Media ALA
  • Bachelors in Mathematics NCTM
  • Bachelors in Modern Languages ACTFL
  • Masters in Reading ILA
  • Masters in School Adminstration ELCC
  • Masters in School Psychology NASP
  • Bachelors in Science Education NSTA
  • Bachelors in Social Studies NCSS
  • Bachelors in Special Education- Mild/Moderate CEC
  • Bachelors in Special Education- Severe/Profound CEC

Online Teaching Degrees in Oklahoma

East Central University offers an online 32-33 credit M.Ed. program Although a Master of Education in Science Education is the only online program offered at Northeastern State College, there are many individual courses offered online.

Certification & Specializations

Cameron University offers certification programs in special education and elementary math specialist. Certification programs for reading specialist, school counselor; elementary school principal, special education-learning disabilities and secondary school principal are offered at East Central University.

Langston University offers certification in several areas including mathematics education, elementary education and early childhood education. Northeastern State University offers certification, post-baccalaureate certification, advanced certification and alternative certification programs. University of Central Oklahoma has graduate certification programs in more than a dozen areas.

Bachelor’s in Education Degrees in Oklahoma

Oklahoma has universities with bachelor’s in education teaching programs in elementary education and early childhood education as well as programs focused on specific subjects like biology education, English education and social studies.

Once students choose their major, they may also have choices in concentrations. The elementary and early childhood education major offers a concentration in special education. The English education program offers concentrations in creative writing and literature.

The College of Education at Northeastern State University consists of five departments (Curriculum & Instruction, Educational Leadership, Health & Kinesiology, Psychology & Counseling, and Teacher Education) and each department offers bachelor and master degree programs with education-related majors.

Bachelor degrees in elementary education, special education, early childhood education, general psychology, health and human performance are just a few of the baccalaureate programs offered at NSU.

Several universities offer programs in elementary education, early childhood education and secondary education. Bachelor degree programs require students to complete several field experiences in addition to coursework.

Field experiences may be tutoring students, observing special education students or participating in student teaching. Bachelor degree programs also require internships as part of the curriculum.

Master’s in Education Degrees in Oklahoma

Master degree teaching programs don’t typically require as many field experiences as undergraduate programs because practical experience usually takes place at the baccalaureate level.

This is one reason why many graduate level programs are offered online. Students in master degree programs complete coursework and usually complete a research-based thesis or senior project prior to graduation.