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Thanksgiving Break, NOV. 23-25: Classes Canceled, Offices Closed.:

The Max Chambers Library will be open 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Nov. 22., 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 23 and will be closed Nov. 24-26. The Wellness Center will be closed Nov. 23-27 and will resume normal hours Nov. 28.

The UCO Prospective Teachers Academy (PTA) was established to provide an opportunity for high school students interested in a career in education to learn more about college requirements, education programs at UCO, university life and the rewarding work of teaching.

PTA provides an in-depth look at the path through the teacher education program at UCO with the ultimate goal of helping incoming freshman save time, money and feel more in charge of their educational journey.

Prospective Teachers Academy

at UCO

Learn more about this program with our PTA introductory video!

Prospective Teacher Registration

2022 Prospective Teacher Academy Event Dates:

  • March 3rd, 2023 9:00 am- 2:00 pm on campus


Academy Information

  • Provides free workshops regarding teacher education at UCO to Oklahoma high school juniors and seniors.
  • Provides information for students planning to attend a community college first.
  • Allows future students to meet faculty and staff within the UCO College of Education and Professional Studies.
  • Academy attendance counts as a college visit.

Academy Curriculum

  • Understanding your college degree sheet
  • Steps to becoming a certified teacher
  • Oklahoma teacher certification testing
  • Teacher Education Services at UCO
  • Leadership and student organizations at UCO
  • Scholarship opportunities
  • Introduction to Urban Teacher Preparation Academy

Contact Susan Scott, PTA faculty sponsor, for more information.