Oklahoma Masters in Education Programs
(found programs from 18 schools)
Although a master's degree isn't required to teach in Oklahoma, having one will increase your pay in the state. Minimum salaries for teachers with a master's are around $1,500 per year higher than for those with only a bachelor's degree. While Oklahoma has traditionally ranked near the bottom of the country in teacher pay - the minimum starting pay for a teacher with a bachelor's degree is $31,600, according to Oklahoma's state department of education - the cost of living in the state is also low, and teachers there make more than employees in most other professions.
The state, which has an aging teaching population, could be poised to go on a teacher hiring binge in the coming years - nearly half of teachers were over 50 years old in a recent survey, and admissions to teacher education programs at state schools fell by nearly a quarter between 1998 and 2008.
Selected Master's degree programs in Oklahoma
Cameron University. Cameron offers both day and night classes for its master's programs, including a specialized M.Ed. in reading. Candidates must already hold or be eligible to hold a teaching license or certificate, and an undergraduate grade-point average of 3.0 is required for admission.
Northeastern State University. Northeastern State offers graduate programs in education, including early childhood, reading, and school counseling.
University of Central Oklahoma. The University of Central Oklahoma began as the Territorial Normal School in 1890 and boasts that it is the state's oldest preparer of educators. The university offers master's degrees in bilingual education, early childhood education, and elementary education.
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