December 2010

Chemistry


Chemistry deals with the study of matter and its interactions. The chemistry major at USAO receives theoretical instruction and laboratory experiences in each of the major disciplines of chemistry. The laboratory experience covers standard bench chemistry and instrumental methods using the computerized instrumentation found in the industrial laboratory.

Speech-Language Pathology

 

Completion of course work and a practicum in speech-language pathology meets the requirements for admission to graduate school. Students who enter this program are required to maintain a 3.0 grade point average or higher.

For a standard teaching certificate, a student must obtain a master’s degree in speech-language pathology from an approved program.

Education of the Deaf

This program prepares individuals to teach deaf and hard-of-hearing children. Graduates are eligible for certification by both the Oklahoma State Department of Education and the Council on Education of the Deaf to teach deaf students in grades PK-12. A grade of “C” or better is required in all professional education classes and deaf education classes.
 

Elementary Education

This program prepares individuals to obtain an Oklahoma teaching certificate in elementary education and become effective teachers in the elementary grades. Individuals certified in this area are qualified to teach in grades 1-8; however, most 7th- and 8th-grade situations could require a Middle School Certification Endorsement in core areas.

Early Childhood Education

This program prepares individuals to obtain an Oklahoma teaching certificate in early childhood education and become effective teachers in this area. Individuals certified in early childhood education are qualified to teach pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, first, second, and third grade levels (PK-3). A grade of “C” or better is required in all professional education classes and classes specific to the major.
 

Professional Education

Professional education courses are required for all teacher certification programs and include a Professional Trimester (student teaching). Students seeking certification in art, physical education, music, or education of the deaf must enroll in both EDUC 4305 and EDUC 4405. Early childhood and elementary certification require EDUC 4310; secondary areas require EDUC 4410.

 

Geography

Although USAO does not offer a degree program in geography, courses in this area are offered for interdisciplinary enrichment purposes and as requirements for professional certification.

 

COURSE LISTINGS in GEOGRAPHY

Hampton receives Coach of Year again

CHICKASHA – Drover Head Coach Jimmy Hampton was named the National Soccer Coaches Association and NAIA Southwest Region Coach of the Year for the second year in a row.

Annie Rebecca Minshew Gillis Scholarship

The estate of Lois Gillis Hall established this scholarship in memory of Hall’s mother. The scholarship is for a student majoring in English.

Hall was married to Dr. John Angus Gillis. They lived in Buda, Texas. In 1902 the family moved to Frederick, OK, when that area opened for settlement. 

Irene Stephens Gibbons Scholarship

Mary Alice, daughter, and Suzanne Jackson, granddaughter, established this scholarship to honor Irene&r