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Undergraduate Degrees in Education

Certification Areas

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Secondary/P-12 Education
    • Science Education
    • English Education
    • Social Science Education
    • Mathematics Education
    • Speech/Drama/Debate
  • PK-12 Education
    • Music Education
    • Art Education

    Contact Person for Each Department

    Professor Tony Gonzalez
    Vocal Music Education

    Professor Judith Palladino
    Speech/Drama/Debate Education

    Dr. Laura Wilhelm
    Early Childhood Education

    Professor John Schimek
    Instrumental Music Education

    Dr. Lisa Delgado Brown
    P-12 & Secondary Education

    Dr. Mike Raiber
    Instrumental Music Education

    Dr. Elizabeth Willner
    Elementary Education
    Director of Teacher Education

    Dr. Lani Garner
    Vocal Music Education

    Conceptual Framework

    The Personalized Professional Teacher Education model was created to illustrate the concept of the process that moves the individual through levels of learning and personal awareness of their roles as individual, teacher and leader.

    We view learning as an active, personal and cognitive process. This model illustrates the faculty commitment to responsive, individualized teaching. Candidates are actively involved in their own learning and continually assess and evaluate their own progress as they pursue their individual teaching goals. They acquire knowledge, skills, and experience while enhancing and refining the dispositions deemed appropriate for professional teachers as they develop their potential to become empowered individuals and educational leaders.


    The Teacher Education Program of Oklahoma City University is hosting an accreditation visit by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) on April 7-9, 2019. Interested parties are invited to submit third-party comments to the site team. Please note that comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs offered, and should specify the party's relationship to the provider (i.e., graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates).

    How to Submit Your Comments to CAEP

    We invite you to submit written testimony to:

    1140 19th Street NW, Suite 400
    Washington, DC 20036
    Or by email to:

    Such comments must be within the specified period and based on the core tenets of CAEP accreditation standards of excellence, which recognize that:

    • In CAEP's performance-based system, accreditation is based on evidence that demonstrates that teacher candidates know the subject matter and can teach it effectively so that students learn. In the CAEP system, EPPs must prove that candidates can connect theory to practice and be effective in an actual P-12 classroom.
    • A professional education provider that is accredited by CAEP is expected to be involved in ongoing planning and evaluation; engaged in continuous assessment and development; ensure that faculty and programs reflect new knowledge, practice, and technologies; and be involved in continuous development in response to the evolving world of education and educational reform.
    • Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs offered, and should specify the respondent's relationship, if any, to the institution (i.e., graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates). Copies of all correspondence received will be sent to the university for comment prior to the review. No anonymous testimony will be considered.


    If you score above a 22 on the ACT/1100 SAT with a 3.0 GPA, you qualify for:

    Academic scholarships from $1,700–$8,000 per year

    Departmental scholarships from $3,000–$11,000 per year

    Learn more about financial aid at OKCU

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