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OKCU Teacher Education Program

Teacher Education Program Vision and Mission Statements

Our vision is to prepare professional educators who have the knowledge, skills and dispositions to positively impact students in a diverse and changing world.

The mission of the Teacher Education Program at Oklahoma City University is to develop teachers who will be strong leaders with the ability to educate others successfully. The faculty is committed to offering a personalized professional degree that carries a reputation for academic excellence focusing on the knowledge, skills and dispositions to promote the success of each graduate and instill a desire for lifelong learning and service.

Accreditation Status

The Oklahoma City University Teacher Education Program is accredited by the Oklahoma Office of Educational Quality and Accountability (EQA). Information about EQA can be found at It is also nationally accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Information about CAEP can be found at

Certification Pass Rates


Oklahoma City University Pass Rate for Certification Examinations for Oklahoma Educators2014-20152015-20162016-2017
OGET (General Education)83.3%94.1%92.0%
OPTE (Professional Knowledge/Pedagogy)100%100%100%
OSAT (Subject Area Test)80.0%87.%93.4%
OCU Overall Pass Rate for All Three Tests84.4%93.2%94.2%
Annual Reporting Measures for CAEP/State Accreditation: CAEP Component 5.4/A.5.4
Outcome Measures

1. Graduation Rates

Graduation Rates of Program Completers

2. Ability of Completers to Meet Licensing and Any Additional State Requirements

Program Completer Pass Rates for Oklahoma Professional Teaching Exam (OPTE)

3. Ability of Completers to be Hired in Education Positions for Which They Have Prepared

Rate of Employment of Completers Seeking Teaching Positions

4. Student Loan Default Rates and Other Consumer Information

Oklahoma City University Student Loan Default Rates for FY 2014, 2013, and 2012
The national average for FY 2014 was 11.5 %, while OKCU’s was 2.5%.

OPE ID: 00316
School: Oklahoma City University, 2501 N. Blackwelder, OKC, OK, 73106-1493
Type: Master's Degree or Doctor's Degree
Control: Private

Default Rate2.5 3.84.8
No. in Default2133 38
No. in Repay826 865 785
Enrollment Figures 3,891 4,2034,454
Percentage Calculation21.2 20.517.6

5. Title II Report

6. Teacher Shortage Information