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"Preparing Exceptional Educators to Teach All Students"
The Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation (OCTP) serves as Oklahoma's independent standards board for teacher education. The enabling legislature of the Commission (HB1549 passed in 1995) charged OCTP with creating a competency-based teacher preparation system that would ensure competent and qualified teachers in every classroom. In order to carry out its legislative charge, the agency assumes three primary responsibilities: the accreditation of teacher preparation programs, the assessment of teacher candidates, and the ongoing growth and development of classroom teachers across the state. Realizing that the greatest determinant of student success is the quality of the classroom teacher, the focus of the Commission is to prepare and support effective teachers from their point of entry into teacher preparation programs and throughout their careers.
The vision of the Commission is preparing exceptional educators to teach all students. Developing and sustaining a well-prepared professional teacher workforce ensures that all Oklahoma students have the opportunity to be academically successful.