Thank you for visiting the College of Education and Professional Studies website. Our college is a diverse unit that includes 100 full-time and over 100 part-time
The College of Education and Professional Studies has a long and proud history. UCO was founded as the Territorial Normal School in 1890 with a mission of preparing teachers. As the first and one of the largest teacher preparation institutions in the state, our college has the distinction of being one of very few institutions to have been accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education for over 50 years. The motto of our Teacher Education Program is Emphasizing the 3
Our college includes many talented faculty and staff members who are well qualified and effective (over 80% of classes are taught by faculty members who have both extensive practical experience as professionals in their respective fields and earned doctoral degrees appropriate to their teaching discipline). A hallmark of our college and campus is the personal attention and care that faculty and staff members provide to students. The quality of our programs is validated in various ways including many national and regional accreditation bodies and numerous on-going program improvement processes that regularly make use of data collected from students, graduates, and employers of our graduates. For more information about our college's departments, programs, and accreditations; please visit our Departments page. You may see more information on how CEPS uses instruction and facility enhancement fees to cultivate a well-developed learning environment by viewing the course fee expenditure summary. For more information on any of the above topics, please reach out to me directly.
I hope you will find this information of interest and that you will let us know what we can do to help you be successful. Enjoy navigating the various areas on our college website and contact us to let us know how we can help you. Thank you for visiting.
James R. Machell, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Education and Professional Studies