The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (USAO), realizing the need for excellent teachers in our schools, continually works to improve its Teacher Education Program. It is vital to the welfare of candidates at all educational levels that we prepare ethical, effective, informed, and reflective teachers who are capable of independent practice and continued professional growth. To achieve this mission, the USAO Teacher Education Program employs an integrated, three-part conceptual framew
The cooperating teacher is a certified teacher in an accredited school who has demonstrated an interest in the preparation of teachers and a willingness to have student teachers assigned to him/her. He/she shall have a minimum of three years experience in the teaching profession, with one year in the system. He/she shall be selected by his administration for this responsibility. The specific role and responsibilities of the cooperating teacher include the following:
Thank you for your interest in our Teacher Education Program. This site is an attempt to familiarize you with the documents and requirements of the USAO Teacher Education Program. Perhaps it will ease your mind a little about the possibility of mentoring a student teacher.