Post-Master's Certification Programs
Requirements for Graduate
The requirements for standard certification in School Counselor, Special Education-Learning Disabilities, Reading Specialist, Elementary School Principal, and Secondary School Principal are set forth by the State Board of Education and the graduate certificate programs at ECU meet these standards. Additional information regarding requirements for provisional certificates may be obtained from the College of Education or the Office of Graduate Studies. Applicants must pass the Oklahoma Teacher Certification Test in the subject or area for which the certificate is sought.
Those seeking certification as a school superintendent must complete a master's degree in school administration or its' equivalent in order for ECU to recommend them for licensure. In order for the State Department of Education of Oklahoma to issue the certificate based on ECU's recommendation, the candidate must pass the appropriate subject area exams.
Admission to Graduate Certificate Programs
Applicants for certification must meet one of the following in order to be admitted to teacher education and pursue a certificate:
1. Hold or be eligible for a valid professional, standard Oklahoma Teaching Certificate or License and meet the additional admission requirements of the particular program for which admission is sought.
2. Meet criteria for admission to teacher education and the additional admission requirements of the particular program for which admission is sought.
Standard Certificate-Applicants must hold and maintain a valid certification credential in early childhood education, elementary education, elementary-secondary education, secondary education, or vocational-technical education. This certificate authorizes the holder to supervise and/or administer Library Media services in grades K-12 in any accredited school in Oklahoma and to teach Library/Information Skills in grades K-12.
The applicant shall pass the State Library Media Specialist curriculum examination prior to being issued a certificate.
Standard Certificate-Applicant must hold and maintain a vaild Standard Teaching Certificate in Early Childhood, Elementary, Elementary/Secondary, Secondary, Vocational-Technical, Library Media Specialist, or Speech-Language Pathology. Applicant must hold a Master's Degree and certification as a school principal or meet alternative certification requirements for school principal certification. Applicant must have had two (2) years of successful teaching experience in public or private schools accredited the Oklahoma State Board of Education and two (2) years administrative experience in public or private schools accredited by the State Board of Education. Applicant shall pass the Oklahoma Certification Test for School Superintendent prior to being issued a certificate.
Alternative certification candidates must hold a standard master's degree, have two (2) years of relevant work experience in a supervisory or administrative capacity, receive a passing score on the subject area competency exam, and, submit a plan to the Director of Teacher Education at ECU for completing an alternative certification program within three (3) years. Candidates seeking certification through this route should contact the Director of Teacher Educaiton for more information and specific program and course requirements. An alternative certificate for superintendent of schools shall not exceed three (3) years and shall not be renewable.
Standard Certificate-Applicant must hold and maintain a valid Standard Teaching Certificate in Early Childhood, Elementary, Elementary/Secondary, or Secondary or applicant must have completed course work in the teaching of mathematics. These courses shall have been followed by a one hundred twenty (120) clock hour preprofessional field experience in regular education and special education. Applicant must hold a Master's Degree in one of the following areas: General Psychology, Special Education, Child Psychology, Educational Psychology, School Counseling, or a related area.
Standard Certificate-Applicant must hold and maintain a valid Standard Teaching Certificate in Early Childhood, Elementary, Elementary/Secondary, or Secondary or applicant must have completed course work in the teaching of mathematics. This program includes 24 hours of post master's coursework designed to focus on the psychometric techniques employed in conducting psycho-educational assessments, educational diagnosis, and multi-disciplinary team planning.