Students majoring in elementary education receive a Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed.) degree and are eligible to apply for an Oklahoma Teaching License. Upon completion of a successful residency year, they are eligible to apply for a Standard Elementary Certification for grades 1-8.
The University of Central Oklahoma (UCO), the state's oldest preparer of educators, began as the Territorial Normal School in 1890, one year after the opening of Native American lands for settlement and seventeen years prior to Oklahoma's statehood in 1907. The Territorial Normal School has undergone much growth and six name changes to become a university enrolling nearly 16,000 students in undergraduate and graduate program, the state's largest public regional university.
"I think UCO offers a program that prepares students to be the most effective teaching they could possibly be."
"Qualified beyond reproach, the UCO faculty know their subject matter well, impart their knowledge clearly and completely, and take a genuine interest in their students."
"The teachers really care about who you are and want you to succeed."
"Now that I'm in my third year of teaching, I can't imagine being better prepared than I was by the program at UCO."
See also the suggested schedule. For more information regarding the requirements for the B.S.Ed. in Elementary Education, please view the current undergraduate catalog.
Undergraduate Academic Advisor
Nigh University Center, Room 121K
Department of Curriculum and Instruction:
Chambers Library, Room 124