Empower lives through teaching grades 6-12 in your chosen subject of English, foreign
language, mathematics, science, social studies 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 media while training
in educational technology, developmental psychology, learning theory and teaching
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 mathematics in grades 6-12 by completing in-depth study of mathematics
concepts from geometry and calculus to linear algebra and combinatorics, in addition
to adolescent development, learning theory, mathematics teaching methods and the meaningful
use of instructional technology in the classroom.
Be prepared to teach biology, chemistry, geology, physics and zoology in grades 6-12
by completing in-depth study of your target scientific discipline, in addition to
adolescent development, learning theory, science training methods and the meaningful
use of technology in the classroom.
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.
Pursue a degree in biology, chemistry, geology, mathematics, physics or zoology while
earning a secondary teaching certification (grades 6-12) without added time or cost
in this collaborative program between the College of Education and Human Sciences
and the College of Arts and Sciences.
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