- About OCTP
- Program Accreditation
- Professional Development
- Certification Testing
- National Board Certification
- Meetings, Agendas and Minutes
Each program area (e.g., math, reading, etc.) within a teacher education unit is required to submit a review as part of the assessment process. Individual programs are evaluated based on the standards of national learned societies and/or state approved standards. For example, the International Reading Association (IRA) has created a set of competencies that should guide all reading programs in Oklahoma. The standards of the IRA were then integrated with the Oklahoma State Competencies and an assessment measure for reading programs was created. For each learned society that is affiliated with NCATE this process has occurred. When a program is not directly affiliated through NCATE (e.g., driver's education), state standards were utilized as the foundation for program review.
Prior to the initiation of this assessment process, only five programs in the State of Oklahoma were nationally recognized. Currently, over 275 programs have received either national or state recognition. (As the assessment process continues, it is our goal for all NCATE affiliated schools to have multiple programs receive national recognition.) Under the newly adopted program review procedures (June 2004), all programs will be examined using the NCATE template and review process.
Program Review Process