Division of Education and Speech-Language Pathology
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 obtaining Oklahoma teacher certification and becoming effective classroom teachers. Courses are designed to meet the certification requirements and standards of the Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation, the Oklahoma State Department of Education, and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.
The Division of Education and Speech-Language Pathology offers coursework that allows students to obtain an Oklahoma teaching certificate in early childhood education, elementary education, or education of the deaf. The speech pathology program prepares students for graduate programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders. A master's degree is required for a standard certificate. Programs to add elementary or early childhood to early childhood, elementary, or deaf education have been approved by the Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation.
Teacher certification programs are also offered through other divisions in the areas of art, physical education, language arts (English), math, music, science, and social studies. Students seeking a teaching certificate in one of these areas should consult with the education advisor in the respective discipline.
All certification programs include a foreign language competency requirement and completion of a professional portfolio.
All requirements for teacher certification programs are subject to change if new requirements are established by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, Oklahoma State Board of Education, or the Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation.
To see the course listings for each field in this division, visit the Programs of Study in this catalog.