Paths to a standard teaching certificate:
A standard certificate may be obtained by successful completion of a university education program.
- See OEQA for approved university programs.
An alternative standard certificate may be obtained by completing the Alternative Placement Program.
- See Alternative Placement Program for requirements and available area certifications.
A teacher that already holds a standard certificate may take tests to add additional certification areas.
Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education may issue a provisional certificate to new teachers that have two years of full time experience in a subject area in which they have been employed to teach. The teacher may or may not hold a college degree or standard teaching certificate. While teaching on a provisional certificate, the teacher is required to complete credit hours toward a degree or university career technical education program. A teacher may also need a provisional certificate while applying to the Alternative Placement Program.
Oklahoma State Department of Education Links