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How to Become a Teacher in Oklahoma: Teacher Certification

These are the usual steps a person might take to become certified to teach in the state of Oklahoma. Please check with your state to make sure you have the most up-to-date information about the certification process.

For a rundown on teaching salaries in Oklahoma, see here.

Becoming a teacher in Oklahoma

In order to qualify to be licensed in Oklahoma, potential educators must:

  • Earn a bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college
  • Pass a teacher education program
  • Submit to a background check and fingerprinting
  • Earn a passing score on the Certification Examination for Oklahoma Educators (CEOE)
  • Submit a completed application with all pertinent paperwork attached

Those who have already earned their license to teach in another state may be granted reciprocity in Oklahoma, provided they submit verification of their license from another state, in addition to satisfying all the requirements of the education license in Oklahoma.

Oklahoma State Department of Education
Professional Standards Section
Hodge Education Building - Room 212
2500 North Lincoln Boulevard
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105-4599

Alternative Oklahoma Teacher Certificate

There is another path you can take to get your Oklahoma Teacher Certification.

  1. Earn a bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college
  2. Submit the following:
    • Complete the Oklahoma Alternative Placement Program application
      • Needs to have a notarized signature
    • Application fee of $40 payable to Oklahoma Alternative Placement Program
    • Official transcripts/recommendations
    • Mail to:
      Oklahoma Alternative Placement Program
      Hodge Education Building - Room 212
      2500 North Lincoln Boulevard
      Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105

Sources:

  1. Certification Examinations for Oklahoma Educators, http://www.ceoe.nesinc.com/
  2. Oklahoma State Department of Education, http://sde.ok.gov/sde/

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