Oklahoma Teaching Certificate Programs
Below you’ll find a comprehensive listing of the Graduate Teaching Certificate programs available from schools in Oklahoma. If you’re looking for initial teacher certification programs, check out either our list of Bachelors in Education Programs or Oklahoma Alternative Certification Programs. Most of the programs down below are for people who are already teachers.
If you’re already a certified teacher, but you’re looking to switch grade levels or content areas, then an advanced certificate program may be a good bet. Add-on certificates give you new training and qualifications that can make you more marketable, but don’t require the same time or financial commitment as master’s or doctoral degree programs.
In Oklahoma, an add-on certificate may qualify you to teach in one of the state’s shortage areas. The U.S. Department of Education has identified shortages of teachers for early childhood, math, music, science, and social studies. Teachers who earn these certifications may be able to defer some or all of their loans by teaching in a shortage area.
A certificate could also prepare you to make a switch into an in-demand area like special education or teaching English to speakers of other languages. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are more than 4,700 special education teachers in Oklahoma, making salaries averaging around $2,000 more per year than the salaries of teachers of other subjects.
Advanced certificate programs in Oklahoma
Oklahoma State University – Stillwater, OK. Students at Oklahoma State can get an add-on certificate that qualifies them to teach early grade levels or special education. The school also offers a number of advanced certification programs in areas including reading and gifted enrichment.
Oral Roberts University – Tulsa, OK. In addition to Master of Education and Doctor of Education degrees, Oral Roberts offers non-degree tracks for teachers seeking additional professional development.
University of Oklahoma – Norman, OK. The University of Oklahoma’s certificate programs include a certificate focused on teaching Hispanic populations. It features a four-week summer immersion in Puebla, Mexico.
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