Finding a Teaching Job in Oklahoma

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Do you want to work as a teacher in the great state of Oklahoma? If so, you’ve come to the right place. A short article on the processes to become a teacher in Oklahoma can be found below.

Step 1: Complete an approved teacher preparation program

Educators must have at least a bachelor’s degree to teach in the United States. To be certified in Oklahoma State, students must complete a state-licensed teacher education training program. Although Oklahoma has no official course requirements or credit hours, each institution’s teacher education program has its own standards, curriculum, and requirements for graduation. For more information, contact your teacher preparation program or the Oklahoma Department of Education. The Oklahoma Office of Educational Quality and Accountability maintains a list of recognized teacher preparation programs in the state.

Through demanding curricula and hands-on, hands-on experiences, accredited college and university teacher education programs train students to become educators. Basic training and expertise, pedagogy and education Technology are often featured in programs. In addition, teacher training programs aim to equip students research, design and execute learning experiences in their chosen profession. Field observations, student teaching, and internships are all examples of hands-on field experiences that allow students to apply what they have studied in the classroom.

Step 2: Pass the required exams

You must pass three teacher evaluation tests based on their expertise and skills to be certified to teach in Oklahoma:

The Oklahoma Professional Teaching Examination (OPT) is a standardized test for teachers in Oklahoma.

Oklahoma General Education Test (OGET)

The Oklahoma Domain Test (OSAT) is a state-mandated assessment.

Visit the Oklahoma Educator Certification Exams page to learn more about teacher certification in Oklahoma.

Step 3: Complete an Oklahoma Teaching License Application

You can apply for your Preliminary Standard Certificate when you have achieved all of the certification prerequisites for Oklahoma Teacher Certification. You can start the application process and pay the application fee online. Submit the required documents to the Oklahoma State Department of Education, Professional Standards Section – Room 212 2500 North Lincoln Blvd, Oklahoma City, OK 73105-4599.


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