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The Oklahoma State University College of Education is deeply committed to enriching quality of life for individuals in diverse settings. Coursework, field experiences and internships for all programs are infused with diversity proficiencies that help to develop dispositions that respect and value differences.

Examples of our commitment: 

Literacy Workshop: Kathy Froelich 
April 19, 2013

The OSU College of Education welcomes Dr. Kathy Froelich, an expert in the areas of literacy instruction and teaching language learners across the content areas, for a special workshop on Friday, April 19, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. in Willard 107. Faculty and students are invited to attend. Read more...



Warm Water Therapy Video
April 18, 2013

Each semester, students in the College of Education’s Therapeutic Recreation program provide warm water therapy to preschool children and adolescents with disabilities. This course aims to give OSU students valuable clinical experience and enhance development and quality of life for clients.  Watch video...


2012 Magazine: Teaching for the City 

OSU institute and Tulsa schools partner in programs to better prepare student educators for urban classrooms.



Ormsbee Named Jacques Endowed Professor in Special Education
February 24, 2011 

Christine K. Ormsbee, Ph.D., has been named the A.J. and Susan Jacques Endowed Professor in Special Education. Ormsbee has served as the head of the School of Teaching and Curriculum Leadership in the College of Education since coming to OSU in 2006. Read more...


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Urban Initiative with TPS
December 7, 2010

Oklahoma State University’s College of Education and Tulsa Public Schools (TPS) have formed a partnership to prepare teachers for the urban classroom.  Read more...



2010 Magazine: One Student’s Story: Future Special Educator, Destiny Murray

The College of Education is helping meet national and state needs for teachers through a pair of grant programs, the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education and the Teacher Shortage Employment Incentive Program. 


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Spread the Word to End the Word Video

Oklahoma State College of Education students recently participated in nationwide movement sponsored by Special Olympics International called “Spread the Word to End the Word”, raising awareness about the dehumanizing and hurtful effects of using versions of the “R” word (such as retard or retarded).  Watch video...

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 2009: International Student Teaching

 International Teaching Lends Professional Growth

 The College of Education is marking six years of international student teaching opportunities for elementary, secondary or K-12 teacher candidates. More than 100 education students have completed student teaching internships abroad in either Costa Rica or England. 

 The international option aims at broadening candidates’ perspectives on education to include local, national and global views. Otherwise, the program is similar in length and structure to internships in the U.S. Schools pair students with cooperating teachers who are certified and recommended by their principals. Read more...