College of Education and Professional Studies

Contact Information

Education Building, Room 207
Phone: (405) 974-5710
Fax: (405) 974-3878

Dr. Bryan Duke
Assistant Dean/Director-Educator Preparation

Ms. Cindy Howard
Coordinator of Clinical Experiences

Ms. Kristy Farris
Coordinator of Teacher Certification

Ms. Nina Coerver
Coordinator of School Partnerships

Mr. Jace Knox
Coordinator of Educator Preparation Data Management

Ms. Jan Anderson
Administrative Specialist II

2019-2020 Course Catalogs

2017-2018 Course Catalog

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Accreditation of UCO Teacher Education

NCATE logoThe Professional Education Unit at the University of Central Oklahoma is currently accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) using the standards of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). This accreditation covers both initial teacher preparation programs and advanced educator preparation programs. UCO is a charter member of NCATE and has been continuously accredited since 1954.

July 1, 2013 was the day of the de facto consolidation of NCATE and the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC), making CAEP the new, sole specialized accreditor for educator preparation.

CAEP LogoThe mission of CAEP is accountability and continued improvement of educator preparation. The accreditation process utilizes rigorous standards for educator preparation programs and holds accredited institutions accountable for providing continuous evidence of meeting these standards.

UCO is the third largest preparer of teachers in Oklahoma and, as a result of a review on 2016, has received renewal of its NCATE/CAEP accreditation through 2023.  Read more about accreditation

UCO/AACTE Position Statement in Support of Enhancing Educator Preparation