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Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education Academics

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Whether you're an incoming freshman, a seasoned college student about to finish a bachelor's with an eye on graduate studies, or a professional educator wanting to further your career, the University of Oklahoma Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education offers degree programs aimed at meeting the needs of undergraduate and graduate students as well as veteran educators.

In addition to our unique TE-PLUS teacher preparation program, the College of Education is home to nationally-recognized programs in counseling psychology, educational psychology, continuing education, school improvement, early childhood literacy, school administration, and multi-cultural issues in education.

The College of Education's programs are accredited and approved by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, the Oklahoma State Department of Education, and the American Psychological Association as well as several professional associations for specific subject areas.

Below is a complete overview of the degrees and certification programs offered by the Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education.

Tulsa Campus Degrees

College of Education Departments

Instructional Leadership & Academic Curriculum

Dr. Stacy Reeder, Department Chair


The mission of the Department of Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum is to prepare teachers and other professionals for leadership roles in education-related settings; to engage in critical inquiry through professionally recognized research and scholarship; and to provide leadership to the profession and society.  Learn about our undergraduate program and graduate program.

Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

Dr. David Tan, Department Chair


There are three graduate program areas within the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies: Adult and Higher Education (EDAH); Educational Administration, Curriculum, and Supervision (EACS); and Educational Studies (EDS). Each program has its separate admissions process, course offerings, and faculty. Information about each program area can be obtained by clicking the links on the left or by contacting the program area coordinators.  Learn more about our graduate program and certificate program.

Educational Psychology

Dr. Xun Ge, Department Chair


The Department of Educational Psychology offers degree programs at the master's and doctoral levels.  We offer a master's in Community  Counseling, a doctorate in Counseling Psychology and both master's and doctorates in  Instructional Psychology and Technology and Special Education. The Special Education program also offers bachelor of science degree and teacher certification. The department is committed to developing and disseminating new knowledge through scholarly activity, delivering quality instruction and professional training, and pursuing research and training opportunities at the junctures of the disciplines within the department.