Oklahoma Teacher Colleges and Degrees Online Guide

This guide to teaching schools in Oklahoma provides valuable information for aspiring teachers looking to work in the education sector. Like most states, Oklahoma requires all teachers to complete a teacher preparation program at an accredited school and there are several colleges and universities that offer teaching degrees in Oklahoma. The degree programs are designed to prepare future teachers for a successful career. For useful information on the various schools available in the state, find a comprehensive list of accredited teacher preparation programs as well as student reviews. For anyone pursuing a teaching degree in Oklahoma, this guide can help you find the right program for your individual needs.

School Facts

  • There are 43 colleges and universities with teacher degree programs in Oklahoma.1
  • 15 colleges and universities offer a master’s or advanced degree in education.1
  • Highest graduation rate*: University of Tulsa, 66%.1
  • Highest transfer-out rate*: Saint Gregorys University, 65%.1
  • Highest net price per year*: University of Tulsa, $25,503.1
  • Lowest net price per year*: Family of Faith College, $3,486.1
  • Annual undergraduate tuition range for teaching degree programs in Oklahoma*: $ $5,610 – $33,095.2
  • Three schools in the Kiplinger’s Best Values in Public Colleges in 2013: University of Oklahoma (70), University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (91), Oklahoma State University (93).
  • One school ranked in US News National Universities Rankings in 2013 (top 100): University of Tulsa (83).
  • 19 teacher programs are accredited by the NCATE, TEAC, or CAEP (see below).*

*For 4-year colleges and universities with teacher degree programs.

Profiles of Well-Known Schools

Oklahoma State University: Oklahoma State University, located in Stillwater, OK is home to the OSU College of Education, which is one of the largest in the entire university with over 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The College of Education’s mission is to develop and prepare current and future education professionals who will enrich the lives of students in diverse settings. The goal of the college is to make lifelong learners of its graduates and their students. The OSU College of Education holds nine accreditations and certifications meaning students can be rest assured they are receiving a world-class education based on cutting edge research and years of wisdom. OSU consistently prepares the state’s finest educational practitioners whether they are teachers, counselors, advisors, administrators or IT developers. The program’s faculty not only possess valuable knowledge and wisdom – they love to dispense it into the mind’s of the next generation of educators who are willing to go out and develop the minds of the next generation.

University of Oklahoma: Norman, Oklahoma is home to the Jeannie Rainbolt College of Education. The JRCOE is home to three departments including instructional leadership & curriculum development, educational leadership and policy studies, and educational psychology. Each department offers a number of degrees at the bachelors and graduate levels. Students are able to choose from nearly 100 different majors and areas of concentration that lead to successful and fruitful careers in teaching, administration, counseling, and more. The faculty hold degrees in the areas in which they teach along with years of experience. Each program has specific admissions requirements so it is the responsibility of the student to be familiar with criteria and admissions deadlines.

Top-Rated Teacher Preparation Programs

Over 1,000 college programs with teacher preparatory courses were evaluated and ranked by the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) (Teacher Prep Review 2013 Report). According to the results, three programs in Oklahoma made the NCTQ “honor roll” ranking of 3 stars or higher. For more information, read more about the NCTQ Teacher Prep Review 2013 Report.

The following teacher preparation programs in Oklahoma received the highest ratings by the National Council on Teacher Quality:

Oklahoma Baptist University (Undergraduate Elementary) 3stars
Oklahoma State University (Undergraduate Elementary) 3stars
University of Oklahoma (Undergraduate Secondary) 3stars
Cameron University (Undergraduate Secondary) 2-5stars
Oklahoma State University (Undergraduate Secondary) 2-5stars

The following reviewed schools were cited as problematic (no stars):

Northeastern State University (Undergraduate Special Education) 0stars

Teacher Preparation Programs Accredited by the NCATE, TEAC, or CAEP

  • Cameron University
  • East Central University
  • Langston University
  • Northeastern State University
  • Northwestern Oklahoma State University
  • Oklahoma Baptist University
  • Oklahoma Christian University
  • Oklahoma City University
  • Oklahoma Panhandle State University
  • Oklahoma State University
  • Oklahoma Wesleyan University
  • Oral Roberts University
  • Southeastern Oklahoma State University
  • Southern Nazarene University
  • Southwestern Oklahoma State University
  • The University of Oklahoma
  • The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma
  • University of Central Oklahoma
  • University of Tulsa

Read more about the CAEP, NCATE, and TEAC accrediting bodies.

School Programs for Becoming a Teacher in Oklahoma

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Schools with Teaching Degree Programs in Oklahoma

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East Central University
1100 E. 14
Ada, OK 74820-6899
(580) 332-8000

Eastern Oklahoma State College
1301 W Main St
Wilburton, OK 74578-4999
(918) 465-2361

Langston University
102 Page Hall
Langston, OK 73050
(405) 466-3428

Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College
200 I St NE
Miami, OK 74354
(918) 542-8441

Northeastern State University
600 N Grand
Tahlequah, OK 74464-2399
(918) 456-5511

Northwestern Oklahoma State University
709 Oklahoma Blvd
Alva, OK 73717-2799
(580) 327-1700

Oklahoma Baptist University
500 W University
Shawnee, OK 74804
(405) 275-2850

Oklahoma Christian University
2501 E Memorial Rd
Edmond, OK 73013-1100
(405) 425-5000

Oklahoma City University
2501 N Blackwelder
Oklahoma City, OK 73106-1402
(405) 208-5000

Oklahoma Panhandle State University
323 Eagle Ave
Goodwell, OK 73939-0430
(580) 349-2611

Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology-Okmulgee
1801 E 4th St
Okmulgee, OK 74447-3901
(918) 293-4678

Oklahoma State University-Main Campus
107 Whitehurst
Stillwater, OK 74078-1015
(405) 744-5000

Oklahoma Wesleyan University
2201 Silver Lake Rd
Bartlesville, OK 74006-6299
(918) 333-6151

Oral Roberts University
7777 S Lewis Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74171
(918) 495-6161

Saint Gregorys University
1900 W MacArthur
Shawnee, OK 74804
(405) 878-5100

Southeastern Oklahoma State University
Fifth and University
Durant, OK 74701-0609
(580) 745-2000

Student Review: “One of the things that I have most enjoyed about SOSU is the small size campus with the excellent education. As a non-traditional student (over 25) I was very concerned about fitting in on campus, but once I started classes, I found great diversity at school. I have become a member in several on campus organizations and love the fact that there is something for everyone. The school offers several great programs of study and many classes are offered online, which can be great for the working student. The professors seem to genuinely care about their students, and because of the small class size, you get to know them personally. The one thing that the school could do better is offer all classes every semester. It can be very difficult to make a class schedule and get all the requisite classes in when some are offered only in the fall or spring and only at one time. All in all, I would recommend the school if you are looking for a small campus.” -Shiela W., student at Southeastern Oklahoma State University

Southern Nazarene University
6729 NW 39th Expy
Bethany, OK 73008
(405) 789-6400

Southwestern Oklahoma State University
100 Campus Dr
Weatherford, OK 73096-3098
(580) 772-6611

Tulsa Community College
6111 E Skelly Dr
Tulsa, OK 74135-6198
(918) 595-7000

University of Central Oklahoma
100 N University Dr
Edmond, OK 73034
(405) 974-2000

University of Oklahoma Norman Campus
660 Parrington Oval
Norman, OK 73019-3072
(405) 325-0311

University of Tulsa
800 South Tucker Drive
Tulsa, OK 74104-3189
(918) 631-2000

1. National Center for Education Statistics College Navigator: https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/
2. Niche College Search: https://www.niche.com/colleges/search/best-colleges-for-education/