- About OCTP
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- Educator Development
- Certification Testing
- National Board Certification
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The 2013 Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation’s (OCTP) first year teacher survey data identified student teaching as the backbone of Oklahoma’s Colleges of Teacher Education programs, a 91% endorsement.
This pattern has continued over the past four years, flagging student teaching as the teacher education programs’ stronghold, averaging a 90% approval rate. Read more...
New Service Now Allows Oklahoma Teachers to View Certification Scores Online
Go to Certification Testing
Friday, December 6, 2013; 9:00am-4:30pm
University of Central Oklahoma
Nigh University Center, Robert S. Kerr Room
Saturday, December 14, 2013; 9:00am-3:00pm
University of Central Oklahoma, Education Building
"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.
Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation
Landmark Towers ♦ 3545 NW 58 Street, Suite 200 ♦ Oklahoma City, OK 73112