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Alternative Teacher Certification

You've earned a bachelor degree and maybe even had an enriching career, and now you feel called to pass your knowledge on through a career in teaching. Oklahoma has opened doors to a teacher certification alternative for those with education and experience that will help to make you a great teacher.

Oklahoma Christian University is helping to fill the teacher shortage with affordable courses for alternatively certified teachers. The Academy offers two three-credit hour courses (EDUC-3133: Classroom Management and EDUC-4033: Educational Pedagogy) in a streamlined, online format. These courses typically are taught in four-week blocks.

How to Apply:

  1. Fill out the application which will have the most up to date information on start dates
  2. Upload verification that you already hold a Bachelor degree or higher to your application
  3. Email to enroll in courses


Q: How many courses can I take at one time?
A: We advise one course at a time if you are working, however it is ultimately up to the student.

Q: How do I order a transcript?
A: You can order a transcript here.

Q: How do I log onto my courses?
A: Once enrolled you will receive an email detailing how to set up your myOC account, email, and blackboard information.

Q: Is financial aid available for these courses?
A: Unfortunately since these are considered non-degree seeking financial aid does not cover them.

Q: What are my payment options?
A: You can use a personal loan or set up a payment plan with our financial services team

Q: How do I pay for these courses?
A: Pay online using your student account. See instructions here.