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Special Education Bachelor's program admission

The Undergraduate Advising office serves as the admission, advising and information center for undergraduate Special Education students. All paperwork and related activities involved in the completion of students' degree and certification programs are coordinated through this office which is located at 137 Collings Hall (ECH), (405) 325-2238.

Admission consists of two phases.

Phase I: Students at the University of Oklahoma are eligible for admission to the College after they have:

A: a minimum of 24 semester hours earned from OU or another accredited institution of higher learning
B: a minimum of a 2.75 combined retention grade point average on all course work attempted
C: a declared major in education


Phase II: Students at the University of Oklahoma are eligible for full admission to the College after they have:

A: a minimum of 30 semester hours from OU or another accredited institution of higher learning earning a grade of C or better in the following 24 hours of coursework:

English (Composition and Literature) - 6 hours
College Algebra - 3 hours
American History - 3 hours
American Government - 3 hours
Humanities - 3 hours
Social and Behavioral Sciences - 3 hours
Natural Sciences - 3 hours;

B: a minimum OU retention and combined retention grade point average of 2.75 on all coursework attempted;

C: a 3.00 combined retention grade point average on all coursework earned or successful completion of the Oklahoma General Education Test (OGET) or Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST).

Admission to the teaching program requires submission of an application, essay, and an interview with the special education admission committee prior to enrollment in the first education course.

Foreign Language Oral Proficiency Exam
In order to meet the demands created by a rapidly increasing multicultural society, the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education have determined that, effective fall 1997; all incoming freshman education candidates must demonstrate oral proficiency in a foreign language. Students whose background will not allow them to score at the novice-high level on a foreign language test will need to enroll in a language course(s) to fulfill proper requirements. Discuss the specific details of this requirement with an education advisor.

Both American Sign Language and Native American Languages qualify as a foreign language for the purposes of the State Regents Foreign Language competency policy.

Questions about the Bachelor of Science in Special Education?  Contact us!

Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education Undergraduate Advising office
820 Van Vleet Oval - 137 Collings Hall (ECH)
405-325-2238 or tmiller@ou.edu