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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.

Teacher Helping Students

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
  • 100% Pass rate on final state teacher licensure exam

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.

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

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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Dis­tinct­ly OC

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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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."


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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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, $2000 for two courses, Classroom Management and Pedagogy, and seven weeks each, both completed in 14 weeks.

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*Fully CAEP accredited October 2020 -- Initial licensure areas reviewed during the 2020 CAEP visit include: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Secondary Mathematics Education, Secondary Science Education, Secondary English Education, Secondary Science Education, and Music Education (PK-12).

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