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KFOR Highlights Debt Free Teacher Program

Jonathan Johnson teaching at Stand Watie Elementary

Recently, KFOR-TV highlighted the Debt Free Teachers Program at the Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education. Students who are selected for the program by teaching in high-need locations or subject areas can have up to $20,000 of their student loan debt forgiven over a four-year period.

Watch the video here


OU-Texas Reception

The Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education welcomed alumni and friends of the college to its annual OU-Texas reception at the Omni Dallas Hotel on Friday, October 9.

As reception attendees mingled, they were also treated to demonstrations of educational technology courtesy of the One University Store.

2015 Scholarship Luncheon

2015 Scholarship Luncheon Students with Donors


On Sunday, October 4, more than 160 Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education scholarship benefactors and recipients gathered in the Sandy Bell Gallery at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art on the Norman campus for the annual scholarship luncheon.

Both undergraduate and graduate students were honored for their academic accomplishments, while also having a chance to meet with some of the people that make their scholarships possible.

As part of the program, students Michael Rath, Lena Tenney and Margaret Johnson addressed the crowd, describing their educational goals and how the scholarships have helped aid their academic pursuits.

View the complete photo gallery of the event

2015 Scholarship Luncheon Program (PDF)

Joy Hofmeister and Dr. Gregg Garn congratulate Shawn Sheehan for 2015 Oklahoma Teacher of the Year. Photo/Shannon Cornman

Shawn Sheehan Selected as Oklahoma Teacher of the Year

The Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education would like to congratulate Shawn Sheehan on being named the 2016 Oklahoma Teacher of the Year. Sheehan was selected by a panel of 21 state judges with education, business and community service backgrounds. He was one of 12 finalists previously named by a group of regional judges representing every part of the state. The Oklahoma Teacher of the Year program is organized by the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) in conjunction with the national competition.

A special education and Algebra I teacher at Norman High School, Sheehan received a master’s degree in special education from the Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education. Sheehan has participated in OSDE’s OKMath and OKSci Leadership Program and is the founder of “Teach Like Me,” a movement to redefine perceptions of the educator profession. (

In addition to the award from OSDE, the Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education presented Sheehan with a tuition waiver of 36 hours on graduate courses and 16 hours on undergraduate courses. Sheehan has the option to present the undergraduate tuition waiver to a student from his school.

Congratulations, Shawn!

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