Become a Teacher
To become a certified teacher in Oklahoma, you will need to fulfill all prerequisite coursework, teacher preparation, and testing requirements.
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Alternative CertificationGraduates of accredited colleges or universities whose bachelor’s degree was not in education, and who have not yet earned a traditional teaching certificate, can still receive an alternative teaching certificate by satisfying certain requirements. The state of Oklahoma officially recognizes ABCTE certification as a route to earning your Oklahoma teacher certification.
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- Incentives to teach in high-needs schools or shortage subject areas: Oklahoma provides differential pay support for teachers teaching in high needs schools and differential pay support and loan forgiveness for teachers teaching in shortage subject areas
- Policies in place that articulate elements of effective induction: Oklahoma has strong induction policies in place
- Average Elementary Teacher Salary: The average elementary school teacher in Oklahoma makes $42,450
- Average Secondary Teacher Salary: The average secondary teacher in Oklahoma makes$43,060
- Teacher Salary vs. State Average Salary: The average teacher in Oklahoma makes 110% of the salary of the average worker in Oklahoma
- Number of Vacation Weeks Per Year: The average teacher in Oklahoma receives 15 weeks of vacation per year
Basic Skills Test
Subject Area Competence
Oklahoma State Department of Education
- 2500 North Lincoln Blvd. #121
- Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105 For further information, contact:
- Paul Simon firstname.lastname@example.org
- (405) 521-3301