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Teacher Education
School of Education

Teacher Education is one of the leading undergraduate programs at SNU. All Teacher Education programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and approved by the State Board of Education for the State of Oklahoma.

Certificate Programs

SNU offers programs for certificates at the following levels and areas:

  • Early Childhood (pre-kindergarten through grade 3)
  • Elementary Education (grades 1-8)
  • Secondary Education (grades 6-12)
  • All levels (pre-kindergarten through grade 12) including:
    • Physical education
    • Foreign language (Spanish)
    • Music: instrumental/general
    • Music: vocal/general
  • Secondary (grades 6 through 12) including:
    • English
    • Mathematics
    • Science
    • Social studies
Detailed academic requirements for these certificate programs are listed in the Teacher Education Handbook available through the School of Education.

The above programs are available to meet the academic course work requirements of the following classes of certificates.

(five-year validity)

This is considered Oklahoma's permanent certificate, although it must be renewed each five years. Renewal requirements are three years of teaching during the five-year period or completion of five credits in the major or a related field. Consult the State Department of Education for alternative methods of meeting requirements.

One-year License

All students completing programs will apply for the one-year license. A recommendation from the Office of Teacher Education verifies completion of an approved program certification at the appropriate level and is based on the academic preparation, the passing of the state teacher certification tests, and the successful completion of the entry year program as a licensed teacher. If planning to teach outside of Oklahoma, the student should consult with the Department of Education of that state.

Other Teacher Education Program Information

Admission to Teacher Education Program
Admission to Professional Semester
Certificate Check Sheet
Teaching License / Standard Teaching Certificate
General Education for Teacher Education