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OCU 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 https://www.ok.gov/oeqa/. It is also nationally accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Information about CAEP can be found at http://caepnet.org/.

Certification Pass Rates

2017–2020

Oklahoma City University Pass Rate for Certification Examinations for Oklahoma EducatorsOCU 2017-2018STATE 2017-2018OCU 2018-2019STATE 2018-2019OCU 2019-2020STATE

2019-2020

OGET (General Education)

95.0%

85.0%73.7%81.3%66.7%69.7%

OPTE (Professional Knowledge/Pedagogy)

100.0%

87.1%100.0%87.2%100.0%84.9%

OSAT (Subject Area Test)

77.4%

73.5%92.3%67.2%100.0%65.7%
OCU Overall Pass Rate for All Three Tests91.5%76.0%88.9%72.9%92.6%80.9%

Annual Reporting Measures for CAEP/State Accreditation: CAEP Component 5.4/A.5.4

Outcome Measures

1. Graduation Rates

Graduation Rates of Program Completers
2017-2018100%
2018-2019100%
2019-2020100%

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

Program Completer Pass Rates for Oklahoma Professional Teaching Exam (OPTE)
2017-2018100%
2018-2019100%
2019-2020100%

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

Rate of Employment of Completers Seeking Teaching Positions
2017-2018100%
2018-2019100%
2019-2020100%

4. Student Loan Default Rates and Other Consumer Information

Oklahoma City University Student Loan Default Rates for FY 2015, 2016, and 2017
The national average for FY 2017 was 9.7 %, while OKCU’s was 3.8%.

OPE ID: 00316
School: Oklahoma City University, 2501 N. Blackwelder, OKC, OK, 73106-1493
Type: Master's Degree or Doctor's Degree
Control: Private
PRGMS: Both (FFEL/FDL)


FY2015FY2016FY2017
Default Rate

5.2

4.03.8
No. in Default392827
No. in Repay750684706
Enrollment Figures3,6433,5113,467
Percentage Calculation20.519.420.3

5. Title II Report

6. Teacher Shortage Information