Oklahoma - Educator Preparation and Licensure: Educator Licensure Policy

Educator Licensure Policy
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In order to become a certified teacher in Oklahoma, an applicant must have completed an approved teacher preparation program, earned a bachelor's degree, and passed certification examinations.


B. The Board shall issue a certificate to teach to any person who:

1. Has successfully completed the teacher education program required by the Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation;
2. Has graduated from an accredited institution of higher education that has approval or accreditation for teacher education;
3. Has met all other requirements as may be established by the Board;
4. Has made the necessary application and paid the competency examination fee in an amount and as prescribed by the Commission;
5. Has successfully completed the competency examination required in Section 6-187 of this title

Adopting Authority: 
State Board of Education
Implementing Authority: 
State Department of Education
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