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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
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.
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
Take interesting classes like Critical Issues in Education, Methods of Teaching and Education of the Exceptional Child.Visit OC & Teacher Ed Faculty
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!
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!”
"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."
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, $2000 for two courses, Classroom Management and Pedagogy, and seven weeks each, both completed in 14 weeks.