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Important Update:

The University of Central Oklahoma physical campus will be closed to all but essential employees through May 31.
Alternative instructional delivery methods will be used for the rest of the spring semester, May intersession courses and summer blocks I and II. Many university services will continue to be available online. For more information, visit the university's COVID-19 website.

Curriculum & Instruction

Since its founding in 1890, UCO’s commitment to providing a strong teacher education program has remained a top priority. The Department of Curriculum and Instruction provides high-quality preparation programs for the teaching profession and currently remains among the top universities in the state for teacher preparation graduates. Alumni of the early childhood and elementary education undergraduate programs are often recognized as being some of the most comprehensively prepared beginning teachers in Oklahoma.

All programs provide many opportunities for professional scholarly/creative accomplishments, classroom clinical teaching experiences, and global learning activities such as study tours and international practicums. Visit the Teacher Education Services page for more information regarding certifications, clinical experiences, student teaching and admissions to the teacher education program.

Preparing Oklahoma’s Teachers Since 1890