Oklahoma Department of Education
2500 North Lincoln Boulevard, Room 212
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
A LICENSE is a one-year credential that is initially issued to educators who completed a teacher education program after February 1, 1982, and who have zero years of teaching experience in a state or regionally accredited school. The applicant will participate in the Residency Program during the initial year of teaching in Oklahoma. A residency committee consisting of a mentor teacher, an administrator, and a faculty member in an institution of higher education will provide guidance and assistance and will ultimately make a recommendation regarding certification.
Criteria for eligible individuals:
- Individuals holding National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) certification may add the Oklahoma certification area(s) without the Oklahoma Subject Area Test.
- Complete a graduate program meeting the professional education association standards specific to the profession.
- Pass the appropriate Oklahoma Subject Area Test.