OCTP and SWOSU Officials Review Teacher Ed Programs


Ted Gillespie (middle) and Linda Reid of the Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation met with Dr. Dennis Gentry (left), chair of the SWOSU Department of Education, and Dr. Chad Kinder (right), associate dean of the SWOSU School of Behavioral Sciences and Education, to review SWOSU's programs.

Leaders of the teacher education preparation programs for the state of Oklahoma recently met with Southwestern Oklahoma State University officials. Gillespie and Reid oversee teacher education preparation programs in the State of Oklahoma. OCTP has as its mission to develop, implement and facilitate competency-based teacher preparation, candidate assessment, and professional development systems for the state. OCTP was established in May 1995 by House Bill 1549 for the express purpose of improving teacher education programs.