Oklahoma Certification Standards for Elementary and Early Childhood Initial Licensure

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As of November 2000

Degree requirements to include, in addition to any methods classes, 12 hours in each of the following for content areas (“4 x !2”)

                        Math

                        Science

                        Social Studies

                        Language Arts

Novice High Competency in a Foreign Language

60 clock hours of diverse Field Experiences

60 days, full time, student teaching

Completion of a “Student Impact Report” (Teacher Work Sample)

Development of a Professional Portfolio

Recommendation for Certification from an Accredited Oklahoma Institution

Passage of Certification Exams in the following areas.

            Elementary                                                           Early Childhood

           *OK General Education Test            (OGET)        *OK General Education Test

           *OK Professional Teaching Exam    (OPTE)      *OK Professional Teaching Exam

                        Elementary/Middle Level                              Early Childhood

            *OK Subject Area Test                     (OSAT)     *OK Subject Area Test

                     Elementary Education                                         Early Childhood

 

  • Includes constructed response items

Fingerprinted and Background Checks

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