Teacher Education Program

If you are contemplating a career in education you will have the pleasure of spending part of your time in Gary Hall and Canning Hall on the NE corner of campus. Someone there can answer any questions you have or direct you to the person who can answer them. These buildings house the Division of Education and Speech-Language Pathology. The Division offers professional education classes for 11 certification areas and specialty classes for those interested in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, and Deaf Education. USAO has state and/or nationally recognized programs for Science, Math, English, Social Studies, Art, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music, Physical Education, Deaf Education, Elementary, and Early Childhood. All certification programs at USAO require multiple experiences in public school settings. These clinical experiences prepare future teachers for the realities of today’s classrooms. Early Childhood majors have expanded clinical experiences through the Child Development Center, our on-campus school for three and four year olds. Deaf Education majors have the added opportunity of augmenting concepts learned in classes with clinical experiences in the on-campus Jane Brooks/Oklahoma School for the Deaf satellite school.

Important Information regarding Teacher Education:

  • Title II Report Card
  • Program Completer Average GPAs
  • Conceptual Framework
  • Field Experiences
  • Requirements for Admission to the USAO Teacher Education Program
  • English Proficiency Requirement
  • Admission Test Requirement
  • Schedule of Events and Dates for Admission to Teacher Education
  • Professional Portfolio Requirements
  • Foreign Language Requirements
  • Screening Committee Interview Checksheet
  • Request "Guidelines for Student Teaching"
  • Cooperating Teacher Training
  • Certification Requirements
  • Critical Teacher Shortage Areas
  • Competencies (Click this link, go to File and choose Download then save.)
  • Lesson Plan Format