Recently approved emergency rules allowing for the ACT and SAT to serve as additional pathways for meeting the teacher certification examination requirement assessing general knowledge:
In addition to the Oklahoma General Knowledge Test (OGET), the ACT® and SAT® are approved assessments of general knowledge. The passing score for the ACT® shall be a composite score of 22 with the writing section included. The passing score for the SAT® shall be a total score of 1120 including the following scores on the essay section: five (5) on Reading, four (4) on Analysis, and five (5) on Writing.
Teacher candidates will need to send an official copy of their scores and the ACT/SAT Review form to:
840 Research Parkway, Ste. 455
OKC, OK 73104
After processing, OEQA will forward the scores to the Teacher Certification Office at the State Department of Education.
Congratulations to Northeastern State University's College of Education for earning both National and State continuing accreditation. The College successfully passed peer review on rigorous nationally recognized CAEP Teacher Preparation Standards and Oklahoma requirements by providing evidence that assures quality and supports continuous improvement to strengthen P12 student learning. A job well-done!
OEQA released the 2018 Oklahoma School Profiles. Twenty (20) years of Profiles Reports are available online. Click here to access the Oklahoma School Profiles.
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Questions Regarding Application for Oklahoma certification should be directed to the Teacher Certification Division of the Oklahoma State Department of Education, 405-521-3337.
Office of Educational Quality and Accountability
840 Research Parkway ♦ Suite 455 ♦ Oklahoma City, OK 73104
Phone: (405) 522-5399; Fax (405)525-0373