College of Education and Professional Studies

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The UCO College of Education and Professional Studies (CEPS) is a large and diverse unit that serves nearly 5,000 students. CEPS consists of two unique areas that offer 20 undergraduate and 27 graduate degree programs.

Education Programs Professional Studies Programs
Education includes programs offered by the Department of Curriculum and Instruction; the Donna Nigh Department of Advanced Professional and Special Services; the Department of Educational Sciences, Foundations and Research; Department of Kinesiology and Health Studies; and the Department of Psychology. Professional Studies includes programs offered by the Department of Adult Education and Safety Sciences; the Department of Human Environmental Sciences; the Department of Kinesiology and Health Studies; and the Department of Psychology.


One of the first steps any prospective student should take before enrolling in a college or university is to verify its accreditation(s) and check its credentials.

University Accreditation:

The University of Central Oklahoma is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission/North Central Association of Colleges and Schools as a bachelor's and master's degree granting institution. (http://www.ncahlc.org/)

College of Education and Professional Studies' accreditations and program recognitions include:

CEPS faculty (and/or related educator preparation faculty) are members of professional organizations that include:

The above list is not exhaustive. For more information about faculty professional engagement activities, please contact the coordinator for the program in which you are interested.