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Dean's Office

Since UCO’s beginnings in 1890 as a teacher preparation institution, the College of Education and Professional Studies has diversified its efforts in meeting the needs of the Oklahoma City metro community. Our college is home to a wide array of programs including teacher education preparation as well as professional studies programs including Psychology, Kinesiology, Industrial Safety, Fashion Marketing, Dietetics and Food Management and many more. 

Vision: 

A diverse learning community composed of knowledgeable and caring professionals committed to empowering individuals so they may be knowledgeable, creative and ethical as they contribute to the dynamic global society.

Mission:

Our mission is facilitating the development of individuals and delivering programs and services to meet the needs of the professional communities served by the college.

Goals:

  • Involve students in transformative learning experiences related to discipline knowledge, research, creative & scholarly activities, leadership, service learning, civic engagement, global & cultural competencies, and health & wellness.
  • Develop partnerships, collaborations, and other opportunities to meet identified and unmet community needs.
  • Enhance programs that serve identified needs in the Metropolitan Oklahoma City communities.
  • Develop delivery models that maximize access to various student populations.

Accreditations:

Accreditation in higher education is a voluntary, non-governmental peer-review process that works to ensure academic quality, institutional accountability, and improvement in student learning. For a list of specialized accreditations held by the College of Education and Professional Studies at the University of Central Oklahoma, visit our Accreditations page.