May 30, 2024  
2016-2017 Graduate Bulletin 
    
2016-2017 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Education, M.Ed.


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The School of Urban Education offers a M.Ed. degree that prepares students to pursue standard Oklahoma teacher certification. 

 

Learning Objectives


The M.Ed. program seeks to assist students with preparations for meeting the followings items required for standard Oklahoma teacher certification requirements:

Professional Examinations


Prospective teachers in Oklahoma must pass the Oklahoma General Education Test (OGET), the appropriate Oklahoma Subject Area Test (OSAT), and the Oklahoma Professional Teaching Examination (OPTE) to be eligible for licensure/certification. Complete information and registration bulletins are available from the Certification Examinations for Oklahoma Educators website (www.ceoe.nesinc.com) as well as the administrative assistant in the School of Urban Education (918-631-2236).

Oklahoma Professional Certification


During their last semester, students who have passed the appropriate state examinations should apply for a certificate to teach in Oklahoma.

The School of Urban Education is nationally accredited by the Council for the Accredit tation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). The School is also state accredited by the Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation (OCTP).

Secondary Education Program


The School of Urban Education offers a M.Ed. degree that prepares students to pursue teacher certification. Students who possess a bachelor’s degree in the following areas are eligible for the M.Ed. program:

  • Natural Sciences (grades 6-12)
  • Mathematics (grades 6-12)
  • English (grades 6-12)
  • History/Social Studies (grades 6-12)
  • Art (grades K-12)
  • Foreign Languages (grades K-12)
  • Music (Vocal and Instrumental) (grades K-12)
  • Speech/Drama/Debate (Theatre) (grades 6-12)
  • Social Sciences (grades 6 - 12)
  • Exercise and Sports Sciences (grades K-12)

The M.Ed. degree program offering preparation for initial certification in secondary education requires a minimum of 36 credits of graduate-level course work, but additional course work may be required to qualify for the Oklahoma teaching certificate. Specialized undergraduate courses leading to teacher certification may be taken for graduate credit in some instances. These 6000-level courses are listed at the end of this section under the heading “Approved Undergraduate Courses.” 

For more information on requirements for each teacher preparation option, please see the School of Urban Education website or the Graduate Advisor in the School of Urban Education (918-631-2719).

Elementary Program


The School offers teacher preparation for certification in elementary education. Students who complete a program in Elementary Education may apply for certification in the state of Oklahoma through the standard route, in which case the School of Urban Education recommends them for certification. The program requires a minimum of 49 credit hours but additional course work (as described below) may be required to qualify for the Oklahoma teaching certificate.

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