UCO Teacher Education candidates are encouraged to join a professional organization prior to their Student Teaching Clinical Experience. While UCO has a strong SOEA club, sponsored by the Oklahoma Education Association, this is NOT the only organization that provides benefits for student teachers. Others include the following:
Candidates are encouraged to review each of these organizations for their benefits. UCO will provide equal access for any professional organization that supports teacher preparation. Organizations that support student teaching are welcomed on the UCO campus to present information, provide workshops, make available materials for posting on bulletin boards, etc., but are asked to schedule all meetings through the Teacher Education Office, 405-974-5710. Directory information for current candidates will be provided to professional organizations that request them.