Graduate Certification

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For admission, the applicant must meet the following criteria:

  1. Qualified for a standard Oklahoma teacher’s license/certificate.
  2. Reading courses to include methods of instruction and materials in reading.
  3. Methods of teaching elementary language arts or literature for children and/or adolescents.
  4. Hold master’s degree granted by an institution accredited by a regional accrediting association.

The applicant shall:

  1. Complete 20 semester hours designed for this certificate.
  2. Pass the state teacher certification examination for reading specialist.

Degree offered on NSU Campus:
Broken Arrow

 

Recommended steps for completing certification

  1. Evidence of Master’s degree: (Transcript from issuing educational institution)
  2. Evidence of relevant work experience: (Company letter or job description, if applicable)
  3. Evidence of passing certification tests: (Official Certification Test Results)

Certification program must be completed within a timeframe of 3 years. Failure to complete the program within the three-year timeframe forfeits student’s right for renewal of alternative administrative certificate.

Degree offered on NSU Campus:
Tahlequah

For admission, the applicant shall have a master’s degree from an accredited college or university.

The Applicant shall:

  1. Complete and maintain a 3.0 average.
  2. Pass the state certification test for school library media specialist.
  3. A valid teaching certificate or passing of the Oklahoma General Education Test and the Oklahoma Professional Teaching Examination.

Degree offered on NSU Campus:
Tahlequah, Broken Arrow

The Applicant shall:
  1. Be admitted to the Graduate College prior to enrollment.
  2. Hold a valid teaching certificate; elementary, elementary-secondary library media specialist, vocational-technical or special education.
  3. Have completed prerequisite course work in Education of the Exceptional Child and Reading and Language Development in Young Children.

This special program for standard teacher certification in Visually Impaired is expected to be completed in two consecutive summer sessions. The program is comprised of two components and will be limited to 15 students each.

Degree offered on NSU Campus:
Tahlequah, Muskogee

The Writing Program Administration (WPA) certificate confirms that the recipient has studied the management theory and practices related to administering educational writing programs, such as first year English studies, writing centers, or writing across the curriculum programs, as well as teaching composition theory and practices.

The Applicant shall:

  1. Applicant shall be admitted to the Graduate College prior to enrollment.
  2. The applicant shall complete 12 semester hours designed for this certificate.

Degree offered on NSU Campus:
Tahlequah