Stimulate life-long learning and enrich the quality of life for students by teaching
grades 1-8, including the subjects of mathematics, science, reading/language arts
and social studies.
Why elementary education at OSU?
We integrate classroom curriculum with field experiences in schools that help you
facilitate positive educational outcomes for your students. Upon degree completion,
graduates are recommended to the Oklahoma State Department of Education for full teacher
certification and are prepared to take certification exams in other states, if applicable.
The high-quality reputation of our program makes graduates highly sought after for
teaching positions in Oklahoma and beyond.
You will gain in-depth knowledge of instructional methods, including teaching effectively with
technology. We offer support for those pursuing Apple Teacher and Google Educator
certifications. Additionally, we partner with the Emerging Technologies and Creativity
Research Lab to explore imaginative ways to improve research, teaching and learning
with emerging technologies.
Under faculty supervision, education students provide tutoring services for K-8 grade
students in the community through the Randall and Carol White Reading and Mathematics
Center. This hands-on learning experience helps our future teachers learn how to assess,
identify, plan and implement individualized instruction.
“One of my favorite classroom experiences was when I had the opportunity
to actually tutor a child in reading as part of my Literacy Assessment course. I got
to make lesson plans, assess his needs and watch his growth through the semester!”