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JRCoE Named Apple Distinguished Program


The Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education has been named an Apple Distinguished Program for 2015-17. This is the second time the college has earned the honor, with its first designation coming in 2013-15.

Read more about the college's technology innovations here.


Sheehan Named National Teacher of the Year Finalist

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

Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education alumnus Shawn Sheehan is one of four finalists for the National Teacher of the Year award. The winner will be announced in February. Sheehan is the 2016 Oklahoma State Teacher of the Year and teaches specialized education algebra at Norma High School.

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Joe Castiglione

Joe Castiglione isn't just the director of athletics at the University of Oklahoma. He is a Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education graduate. He is an instructor in the college. He is a member of our Board of Advocates. And he is doing big things on the athletics fields and in the classrooms.

Dean Garn Featured on Flashpoint

Dean Gregg Garn

Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education Dean Gregg Garn was a guest on KFOR's Flashpoint ton November 1, discussing the Debt-Free Teachers program.

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OU Debt Free Teachers Program

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.

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NewsOn6 Takes a Look at the Debt Free Teacher Program

OU Debt Free Teacher in the classroom

Scott Thompson from Tulsa's NewsOn6 takes a look at the Debt Free Teachers program and how that is impacting education in the state.

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