State Certification and Employment Opportunities

State Certification & Employment Opportunities

When teacher candidates successfully complete all courses for their program of study, finish all required elements of their electronic portfolio, complete all requirements specified in the Teacher Education Handbook, and pass all three required state exams, they can apply for a state teaching license. 

The application process is discussed during the student teaching semester.  Mrs. Karen Davis, UCO's coordinator for teacher certification, helps all traditionally certified teacher candidates complete this process.  She can be contacted at:

 (405) 974-5447

The two following websites provide information regarding the number of jobs available for English/language arts teachers:

U.S. Department of Education

Oklahoma State Department of Education

Please follow information provided at the University of Central Oklahoma's Career Services website.

UCO hosts two teacher job fairs each academic year.

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