Empower lives through teaching grades 6-12 in your chosen subject of English, social
studies, foreign language, mathematics or science (OSUTeach) or art education.
Why secondary 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.
Be prepared to teach English and/or language arts in grades 6-12 by completing 48
credit hours of in-depth study in literature, composition and grammar while training
in developmental psychology, learning theory and teaching methods.
Be prepared to teach social studies in grades 6-12 by completing 60 credit hours of
in-depth study in history, government, geography, economics, psychology and sociology
while training in adolescent development, learning theory and teaching methods.
Be prepared to teach French, German or Spanish in grades PK-12 through in-depth study
of your target language, literature and culture while learning theory, language teaching
methods and meaningful use of instructional technology. We offer a variety of study abroad opportunities to develop linguistic and cultural skills to expand your global teaching perspective.
Be prepared to teach science and mathematics in grades 6-12 through this collaborative
program between the College of Education and Human Sciences and the College of Arts
and Sciences, which allows you to pursue degrees in biology, chemistry, geology, mathematics,
physics and zoology while earning a secondary teaching certification without added
time or cost.
Take courses that lead to art education certification. Please note this is a certification
pathway only, not a degree offering.
Preparing for the Digital Classroom
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, and we partner with the Emerging Technologies and Creativity Research
Lab to explore imaginative ways to improve research, teaching and learning with emerging