Renew a Teaching Certificate in OK
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How do I keep and renew a teaching certificate in OK?
What state requirements does a teacher in Oklahoma need to meet for the Alternative Placement Program?
The Oklahoma Alternative Placement Program provides an opportunity for individuals with non-teaching degrees to teach in Oklahoma accredited schools. Here is the application for the alternative teaching program.
According to the State Department’s guidelines, professional education requirements must be completed within 3 years after entering the Alternative Placement Program, depending on prior education:
- Participants with a Baccalaureate: 18 semester hours or 270 clock hours
- Participants with a Master’s: 12 semester hours or 180 clock hours
- Participants with a Doctorate: 6 semester hours or 90 clock hours
Teachers get a Certificate of Completion for each online self-study clock hour course. Professional Development hours must be verified by the teacher’s local authority before enrollment.
Online semester hours are through regionally accredited colleges and universities in partnership with Professional Learning Board. Teachers get an official transcript.
Oklahoma Department of Education suggested professional education courses include:
- Educational Technology
- Foundations of Education
- Reading in the Content Area
- Teaching Methods
How does a teacher in OK renew an Alternate Teaching Certificate?
To receive an alternative standard certificate, teachers must complete the required professional education and submit the renewal application.
Additionally, there are two college credit courses required before a teacher may qualify for standard certification:
More information can be found in the application packet for Oklahoma teachers.
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How do I contact the OK State Department of Education?
Contact the OK State Department of Education
2500 North Lincoln Boulevard
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
Disclaimer: Please ensure the information and courses meet requirements for your teaching certificate and circumstances and align with what your state Department of Education requires. The new continuing education information and courses listed on this page are current as of February 10th, 2021 to meet the best information available. State licensing requirements and school district approval processes may change and it is your responsibility as a licensed or certified teacher to know your state certification renewal requirements and the process for submission and approval of all professional and staff development hours for renewing a license, licensing and certificate renewal and expired or lapsed certification. Professional Learning Board can not guarantee acceptance by your school, district, state Department of Education or licensing authority.