Earn Your Teaching Degree at SWOSU

Interim Chair:  Dr. Ed Klein

Welcome to the Department of Education at SWOSU! We can give you the tools needed for an Oklahoma teaching certificate that will lead you changing student lives.

Why SWOSU is the Place for Education

Secondary Education Building

At SWOSU, we are proud to train the next generation of educators as our colleagues! Our professors are all practicing educators with years of real-world, public school education experience. We look forward to learning with each of you toward a vital and empowering career in teaching and learning. We truly believe there is no greater calling than that of teaching upcoming generations, and we are passionate about education. Come earn the role of "Life Changer" for someone in your future!

Candidates must apply for admission to the program in the Department of Education Chair’s office. Normally, this is accomplished in the sophomore year concurrently with enrollment in Foundations of Education. A student is permitted to take professional education and methods courses only after being admitted to the Department of Education. Transfer students may request a one-semester temporary permit to enroll in restricted courses provided they have at least a 2.50 overall grade point average, and plans are developed to document remaining requirements.

Degrees Offered

NCATE teaching degree

NCATE Approves Continuing Accreditation