OSRHE Program Code: 074
CIP Code: 131315
Certificate Code: 3755
NSU's educator preparation programs at the baccalaureate and master's levels are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), www.caepnet.org, (1140 19th Street NW, Suite 400, Washington, D.C. 20036-1023, 202-223-0077), and the Oklahoma Office of Educational Quality and Accountability (840 Research Parkway, Suite 455, Oklahoma City, OK 73104, 405-522-5399), www.ok.gov/oeqa
As a prequisite for program admission, candidates must hold or be eligible to hold a standard teaching certificate or teaching license or be eligible for an alternative certification program with a plan of study for certification on file with NSU's Teacher Certification office. All candidates seeking certification need to take the state certification test for reading specialist at the completion of the program. There are fees associated with certification testing which is administered by an outside agency under contract with the Oklahoma Office of Educational Quality and Accountability. If seeking certification in any state other than Oklahoma, it is recommended that individuals contact the appropriate State Department for guidelines so they can be built into the program.
Admission to the Standard Certificate Program
For admission, the applicant must meet the following criteria:
- Qualified for a standard Oklahoma teacher's license/certificate.
- Reading courses to include methods of instruction and materials in reading.
- Methods of teaching elementary language arts or literature for children and/or adolescents.
- Hold master's degree granted by an institution accredited by a regional accrediting association.