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Teacher Education

Preparing you to be an effective teacher for all learners, teachers from OC are Christ followers who serve their students and constituents academically and pedagogically. Here you will learn who you’re called to be in a worldwide context and be able to guide and mentor your students to that same knowledge.

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Accred­i­ta­tion helps you select a qual­i­ty uni­ver­si­ty that has trans­fer­able cred­its, allows you to sit for licens­ing exams and helps you get into grad­u­ate schools.

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  • 200+ Hours In-field experience before student teaching
  • 100% Employment rate
  • 17 School districts attended 2019 job fair
  • 3.59 Cumulative GPA for 2015 cohort

Stu­dent Teaching

You will be well-prepared for student teaching, before you even start, with 200 hours of in-the-field experience, far more than the state requirement of 65 hours. Experience varied backgrounds, different educational philosophies and new styles of teaching as an OC Student Teacher in two different school systems offering you diverse experiences.

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Career Prospects

What does your future as a teacher look like?

Early Childhood Education: 10% job growth

Median salary $46,000

*According to PayScale

Elementary School Teacher: 7% job growth

Median salary $57,980

Middle School Teacher: 8% job growth

Median salary $58,600

High School Teacher: 8% job growth

Median salary: $60,320

Instructional Coordinator: 11% job growth

Median salary $64,450

Training & Development Specialist: 11% job growth

Median salary $60,870

*according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics

As a stu­dent in Teacher Edu­ca­tion you will take inter­est­ing class­es like Crit­i­cal Issues in Edu­ca­tion, Meth­ods of Teach­ing and Edu­ca­tion of the Excep­tion­al Child.

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Admis­sion to Teacher Education

At OC great things are expected of you and you have all the help you need to get there. Yes, there is a list of requirements to enter this program. But, we help you achieve every goal as a part of the Orientation to Teacher Education class. Our faculty prepare you to be successful in your field. Let's do this!

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Take Notice

Principals commend alumni of OC’s School of Education.

Mesquite ISD Principal

“You did AWESOME! Really, I would NEVER have known that you are a first year teacher. Your skills as a teacher far exceed other new teachers.”

Edmond ISD Principal

“You do not appear to be a new teacher. You are so strong!”

Elementary Principal

"You are the best education program in the state. You all do a phenomenal job of prepping your students for the real world in an elementary or early childhood classroom."

Alter­na­tive Certification

The Academy of Alternative Certification is for adults who have a bachelor's degree and want to follow a non-traditional path to teacher certification. These students come from a variety of backgrounds and locations throughout the state of Oklahoma. The academy is streamlined, affordable and 100% online.

Enrollment is simple, $1500 for two courses, Classroom Management and Pedagogy, and seven weeks each, both completed in 14 weeks.

Oklahoma Pennant

The School of Education at Oklahoma Christian University is hosting an accreditation visit by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) on March 8-10, 2020. Interested parties are invited to submit third-party comments to the site team. Please note that comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs offered, and should specify the party's relationship to the provider (i.e., graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates).

We invite you to submit written testimony to: CAEP 1140 19th Street NW, Suite 400 Washington, DC 20036 Or by email to:

Such comments must be within the specified period and based on the core tenets of CAEP accreditation standards of excellence, which recognize that: In CAEP's performance-based system, accreditation is based on evidence that demonstrates that teacher candidates know the subject matter and can teach it effectively so that students learn. In the CAEP system, EPPs must prove that candidates can connect theory to practice and be effective in an actual P-12 classroom. A professional education provider that is accredited by CAEP is expected to be involved in ongoing planning and evaluation; engaged in continuous assessment and development; ensure that faculty and programs reflect new knowledge, practice, and technologies; and be involved in continuous development in response to the evolving world of education and educational reform. Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs offered, and should specify the respondent's relationship, if any, to the institution (i.e., graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates). Copies of all correspondence received will be sent to the university for comment prior to the review. No anonymous testimony will be considered."