College of Education and Professional Studies

Curriculum and Instruction

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction offers programs of study leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education. These programs provide high quality preparation for the teaching profession and are recognized for their excellence in the state and southwestern region. Graduate programs leading to the M.Ed. Early Childhood Education or M.Ed. Elementary Education are also available. The Bilingual Education/Teaching English as a Second Language graduate, credential program provides the student an opportunity to complete a state-approved course of study in this area while completing any teacher certification program. The programs provide many opportunities for professional scholarly/creative accomplishments, classroom clinical teaching experiences, and global learning activities such as study tours and international practicums.

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction consists of fourteen full-time faculty members. Faculty members in the department are experienced classroom teachers who continue to engage with teachers and students in school classrooms. All programs are nationally recognized by the respective Specialized Professional Associations through the NCATE accreditation process. 

2019-2020 Tuition Waiver Scholarship Application


Certification Preparation Programs

Teacher Education Licensure/Certification

Initial Oklahoma Licensure

Credential Program

  • Bilingual/Multicultural Education
  • English as a Second Language

Teacher certification is attainable upon completion of requirements and passage of certification exams for each program. The Bilingual/Multicultural and English as a Second Language credentials are acquired by eligible certified teachers upon completion of required coursework and recommendation by the University.

Professional Organizations

Future Educators Living Learning Community

First-year students pursuing a career in education will find that the Future Educators Living Learning Community is an important connection to faculty and peers who are passionate about shaping the minds of the future. This community helps its members prepare for a career in education. Students in this community live on campus with other education majors; network with upper-division students through the Prospective Teacher Connection, and enroll in a section of UNIV 1012: Success Central specifically for education majors. To apply, contact Housing at

Contact Information

Department of Curriculum and Instruction
College of Education & Professional Studies
University of Central Oklahoma
100 N University Dr
Edmond, OK 73034-5209

Department Telephone: (405) 974-5721
Department Fax: (405) 974-3858

Ms. Caitlin Jones, Administrative Assistant III
Dr. Daniel Vincent, Department Chair