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Accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), Oklahoma State University prepares educators who lead in the global community and advocate for high-quality education for all. 

Become a teacher

through our nationally-recognized programs
From traditional undergraduate degrees to non-traditional and alternative certificate programs, we offer many pathways to teacher certification, including a fully online elementary education pathway.


for current students and PK-12 partners
We provide education students and graduates with a variety of resources to support professional success. Resources include links to scholarship information, student teaching applications and federal fingerprinting instructions, among other pertinent information designed specifically for our students. 

Inspired to Teach

Scholarship and Incentive Program
The Oklahoma Future Teacher Scholarship and Employment Incentive Program ("Inspired to Teach") offers qualified Oklahoma students an opportunity to earn scholarships and benefits. Program participants may have the opportunity to earn up to $25,500 as they complete an Educator Preparation Program and teach in Oklahoma.

National accreditation

We are accredited by the Council for for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), which recognizes strength and excellence among educator preparation degree programs. 

Transformative impact 

on schools, people and communities
OSU produces exceptional teachers who have a far reaching impact on students’ lives because of their commitment to helping children and youth succeed. 


are directly impacted by 30-year elementary education teaching career


or more are connected to one secondary education teacher in a lifetime

Educating ForwardScholarship initiative to support future teachers

Join us in celebrating influential teachers, inspiring and supporting the next generation of educators and recognizing the importance of teachers in the lives of Oklahomans.
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