Teacher Education PLUS
The College of Education's teacher preparation program is "TE-PLUS - Teacher Education: Professionalism, Leadership, Understanding, and Scholarship." This extended program includes both undergraduate and graduate coursework and experiences.
In the undergraduate component, students complete general education requirements and the majority of their professional and specialized education coursework which includes extensive field experiences in a variety of educational settings. This leads to a Bachelor of Science in Education.
After students complete the graduate component and pass all state certification exams, they will be recommended to the Oklahoma State Department of Education for initial licensure. The exams required for licensure include Oklahoma General Education Test (OGET), Oklahoma Subject Area Test (OSAT), and Oklahoma Professional Teaching Examination (OPTE).