Oklahoma - Educator Preparation and Licensure: Educator Preparation Authority

Area: 
Educator Preparation Authority
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

With oversight of the Oklahoma State Board of Education, the Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation has authority to approve teacher preparation programs.

Body: 

A. Beginning July 1, 1997, the Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation shall have authority for approval and accreditation of teacher education programs and for assessment of candidates for licensure and certification according to the provisions of the Oklahoma Teacher Preparation Act. As part of this duty the Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation shall:
1. Include the State Board of Education in the process;
2. Review and assess approved, accredited and new programs of teacher education; and
3. Encourage studies and research designed to improve teacher education

Adopting Authority: 
Standards Board
Implementing Authority: 
State Department of Education
Last Verified by NASBE: 
03/09/2016