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.
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.
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. A grade of “C” or better is required in all professional education classes and classes specific to the major.
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 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.
The Division of Education and Speech-Language Pathology functioning under the direction of the Teacher Education Committee has the responsibility for the general administration and coordination of the Teacher Education program. The primary objective of the program is to assist prospective teachers in developing the competencies required for becoming effective classroom teachers and obtaining Oklahoma teacher certification.
USAO’s Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration combines the practical procedure of the discipline with the people-oriented aspect of the liberal arts. Business students find an emphasis on such areas as effective evaluation of factual information, working efficiently with others, the promotion of moral and ethical values within the business community, and sound and creative decision making. Business Administration majors have a 33-hour business core designed to ensure student success in the business field.