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Oklahoma needs teachers! OC offers three ways for you to earn your teacher certification and begin impacting the lives of young people.

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Choose Your Path to Become a Teacher

Alternative Certification

You've earned a bachelor degree, and maybe even had an enriching career, but now you are called to teach. Oklahoma has opened doors to a teacher certification alternative for those with education and experience that will help to make you a great teacher.

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Paraprofessional Online

You're a teacher's aid or school support staff with the heart of a teacher, but you can't leave work to go to school. This online degree plan allows you the flexibility to work full time and apply your work experience toward your degree.

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In-Person Degree

You're a high school graduate who is ready for the college life and OC's world-class Teacher Education program. Attend classes during the day under our exemplary professors. Enjoy a 2-semester class schedule and enrich your learning with student teaching experiences.

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Our Commitment

We will help fill the teacher shortage by offering access to a quality, affordable education designed to prepare teachers. Our financial advisors will help you navigate the cost, apply for grants or loans or set up payment plans.

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Teach­ing Assis­tants can dou­ble their salary in 4‑years by becom­ing a cer­ti­fied teacher.

Paraprofessionals Online

Your work experience will help you further your education!

Paraprofessionals, you can complete an online Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies to qualify for Oklahoma's alternative teacher certification. Your 3-part degree will include Education, English and Human Development. Plus, you'll receive a university certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) as a part of your degree. This 4-year, online degree will prepare you to take the Oklahoma teacher certification exams!

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Top Rat­ed School

Oklahoma Christian has been identified by Colleges of Distinction as a 2020-2021 Education College of Distinction for exemplary commitment to the Four Distinctions: Engaged Students, Great Teaching, Vibrant Community, and Successful Outcomes.

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