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
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.
- B.S.Ed. - Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, Special Education;Mild/Moderate What Can I Do With This Degree?
Successful candidates will be certified to teach in these areas of specialization which require specific developmental and pedagogical expertise to meet the needs of learners ranging from 4 to approximately 14 in Elementary areas, and up to 20 in Special Education settings.
- B.A.Ed. - English Education, History Education, Mathematics Education, Natural Science Education What Can I Do With This Degree?
On the secondary school level, teachers can expect to work with students ranging from grades 6 to 12 and often ages from 12 to 20.
- B.A.Ed. Art Education, B.S.Ed. Health and Physical Education, B.M.Ed. Music Education (Instrumental/General Music, Vocal/General Music) What Can I Do With This Degree?
Education in the Arts is a vital component to a full, rich educational experience. These areas allow candidates to serve those areas with sound foundations and backgrounds to support teaching an learning in these areas.
- Art, Early Childhood Education, Education Administration, Elementary Education, Health & Physical Education, Instructional Coaching, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Reading Specialist, School Counseling, School Psychometry, Special Education What Can I Do With This Degree?
These areas within the arts, secondary education, administration, and support services all serve to build the capacity of educational professionals. These advanced degrees lead to increased pay, advancement, and leadership opportunities.