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 Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) has created a set of competencies that should guide all special education programs in Oklahoma. The standards of the CEC were then integrated with the Oklahoma State Competencies and an assessment measure for special educatin programs was created. For each learned society that is affiliated with CAEP this process has occurred. When a program is not directly affiliated through CAEP (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.
Inventory of Approved Certification Programs
Program Review Resources
Oklahoma General Competencies for Teacher Licensure and Certification
Oklahoma Full Subject Matter Competencies
Links to National Learned Societies