Education  

Secondary and PK–12 (pre-kindergarten through grade 12) education is a competency-based licensure option for students majoring in a discipline certified to be taught in the public schools. These majors can add teacher licensure to their degree by gaining admittance to the teacher education program, completing the required courses in professional education as well as a major in the discipline, and successfully passing the three certification examinations for Oklahoma licensure/certification.

Oklahoma teacher certification is a competency-based program with competency examinations in general education (Oklahoma General Education Test—OGET), professional education (Oklahoma Professional Teaching examination—OPTE), and the student’s discipline or area of study (Oklahoma Subject Area Test—OSAT ). In addition, the student’s competency is assessed by a portfolio demonstrating knowledge of students, teaching, and learning articulated through the Oklahoma General Competencies for Licensure and certification adopted by the Oklahoma State Board of Education as required by House Bill 1549.

Teacher education programs are developed in accordance with Oklahoma State laws and therefore are subject to change. Students are advised to consult with their education advisor concerning requirements or any change in requirements that may occur. Grades of D or F in major requirements are not acceptable and must be retaken.

Areas of specialization for PK-12 certification:


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ART

K-12 ART LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION AREAS:

2001 Art (OSAT –02)

EDUC 2001 Introduction to Teaching 1

EDUC 3103 Human Development 3

EDUC 3113 Psychology & Assessment of Learning 3

EDUC 3213 Students with Exceptionalities 3

EDUC 4133 Methods of Teaching Art 3

EDUC 4663 Student Teaching Seminar 3

EDUC 4339 Student Teaching Secondary 9

To be able to take Methods, Student Teaching, and Student Teaching Seminar, students must be fully admitted to the teacher education program.

Specialized Education — Major Requirements

Oklahoma teacher certification is a competency-based program. Students meet the competencies in their disciplines as they complete the major requirements for their degrees. See the art section of the catalog for any other major requirements. The following courses will be required under the studio art B.A. for students seeking Oklahoma K-12 teaching certification in art:

STUDIO ART (B.A.)

Major Requirements Credit Hours: 48

Art 1003 Art History Survey I 3

Art 1103 Art History Survey II 3

Art 1143 Foundation Drawing 3

Art 1043 Foundation Two-Dimensional Design 3

Art 1243 Foundation Three-Dimensional Design 3

Art 1343 I ntermediate Drawing 3

Art 2023 Foundation Painting 3

Art 2123 Foundation Life Drawing 3

Art 3023 Introduction to Printmaking 3

Art 3043 Introduction to Sculpture 3

Art 3143 Water-based Media 3

Two art electives (2000-level or above) 6

Two art history electives (3000-level or above) 6

Art 4563 Advanced Studio/Capstone 3

FOREIGN LANGUAGE: FRENCH

FRENCH/EDUCATION DOUBLE MAJOR (B.A.)

Competency requirement: All teacher education candidates must pass the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) administered through Language Testing International at the Advanced Low Level before being admitted to Student Teaching. The 34 hours required for a major in French must include the following for teacher certification candidates:

Major Requirements: Credit Hours: 34

FREN 1113 Elementary French I 3
FREN 1213 Elementary French II 3
FREN 2113 Intermediate French I 3
FREN 2213 Intermediate French II 3
FREN 4961 Senior Seminar 1
FREN 3013 Advanced French Composition and Conversation I
FREN 3113 Advanced French Composition and Conversation II
FREN 3613 French Civilization I 3
FREN 3713 French Civilization II 3
FREN 3913 Survey of French Literature: 1800-Present 3
FREN 3083 Strategies of Second Language Acquisition 3
One French elective: 3

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION COURSES

EDUC Intro to Teaching 2001
EDUC Child Development 2103
EDUC Psychology and Assessment 3113
EDUC The Exceptional Child 4123
ELED Ele. Techniques, Classroom Mgmt. 4513
ELED Student Teaching in Elementary 4639
EDUC Contemporary Iss.& Cul. of Educ. 4663

FOREIGN LANGUAGE: GERMAN

GERMAN/EDUCATION DOUBLE MAJOR (B.A.)

Competency requirement: All teacher education candidates must pass the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) administered through Language Testing International at the Advanced Low Level before being admitted to Student Teaching. The 34 hours required for a major in German must include the following for teacher certification candidates:

Major Requirements Credit Hours: 34

GERM 1113 Beginning German I 3
GERM 1213 Beginning German II 3
GERM 2113 Intermediate German I 3
GERM 2213 Intermediate German II 3
GERM 4961 Senior Seminar 1
GERM 3413 German Composition and Conversation 3
GERM 3113 German Literature: 1750-Present 3
GERM 3213 Twentieth-Century German Literature 3
GERM 3013 German Civilization 3
GERM 3563 Current Events 3
GERM 3083 Strategies of Second Language Acquisition 3
One German elective: 3

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION COURSES

EDUC Intro to Teaching 2001
EDUC Child Development 2103
EDUC Psychology and Assessment 3113
EDUC The Exceptional Child 4123
ELED Ele. Techniques, Classroom Mgmt. 4513
ELED Student Teaching in Elementary 4639
EDUC Contemporary Iss.& Cul. of Educ. 4663

FOREIGN LANGUAGE: SPANISH

SPANISH/EDUCATION DOUBLE MAJOR (B.A.)

The 34 hours required for a major in Spanish must include the following for teacher certification candidates:

Major Requirements Credit Hours: 34

SPAN 1113 Beginning Spanish I 3
SPAN 1213 Beginning Spanish II 3
SPAN 2113 Intermediate Spanish I 3
SPAN 2213 Intermediate Spanish II 3
SPAN 4961 Senior Seminar 1
SPAN 3013 Advanced Spanish Grammar I or
SPAN 3113 Advanced Spanish Grammar II 3
SPAN 2813 Spanish Conversation or
SPAN 3213 Advanced Spanish Conversation 3
SPAN 3713 Latin American Civilization or
SPAN 3813 Spanish Civilization 3
SPAN 3083 Strategies of Second Language Acquisition 3

One Spanish elective: 3

Two of the following literature courses: 6

SPAN 3313 Survey of Spanish Literature I
SPAN 3413 Survey of Spanish Literature II
SPAN 3513 Survey of Latin American Literature I
SPAN 3613 Survey of Latin American Literature II

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION COURSES 

EDUC Intro to Teaching 2001 
EDUC Child Development 2103 
EDUC Psychology and Assessment 3113 
EDUC The Exceptional Child 4123 
ELED Ele. Techniques, Classroom Mgmt. 4513 
ELED Student Teaching in Elementary 4639 
EDUC Contemporary Iss.& Cul. of Educ. 4663 



MUSIC EDUCATION

Read about OCU's degree programs in Music Education on the Bass School of Music website.