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 includes 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 consists of 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 and check its credentials.

CEPS is accredited by the:

Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs

Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Higher Learning Commission

Oklahoma Office of Educational Quality and Accountability

CEPS or Educator Preparation faculty are members of professional organizations that include:

American Associate of Colleges of Teacher Education

American Association of School Librarians

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Association for Childhood Education International

Association for Educational Communications & Technology

Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Council for Exceptional Children

Council for Standards in Human Service Education

International Literacy Association

National Association of School Psychologists

National Association for the Education of Young Children

National Council on Family Relations

National Council of Teachers of English

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

National Commission for Health Education Credentialing

National Council for the Social Studies

National Science Teachers Association

Society of Health and Physical Educators

Society for Public Health Education

TESOL International Association

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