Teacher Education / Clinical Education
NSU's Teacher Education program encompasses all of the requirements needed to earn your education degree. This includes (but is not limited to) all coursework, internship experiences (housed under Clinical Education), and certification exams.
Fast Facts about the program
- Top 3 Teacher Education programs in Oklahoma
- Enroll ~650 undergraduate majors each year
- Nearly 300 teacher candidates are placed in P-12 schools each semester for internships
- Graduate ~160 new teachers each year
Degrees can be completed in the following areas:
|College of Education
|Early Childhood Education
|Health and Physical Education
|College of Liberal Arts
|Social Studies Education
|College of Science
Depending upon a candidate’s desired specialization, credit hours required to obtain a Bachelor’s degree will range from 124 to 131 (transfer students may accumulate excess areas depending on transferability of courses already completed).
The Office of Clinical Education assists all education majors with arranging internship experiences in area, out of area, and also internationally. Additionally, the department tracks all education major students progress towards admission to the Teacher Education Program, program checkpoints, degree completion and state certification.
The Teacher Handbook contains information regarding how to be fully admitted into the Teacher Education program beyond declaring the major, as well as the three internship experience eligibility requirements.
Teacher candidates are encouraged to become familiar with teacher shortage areas and seek certification in these high need areas. (Search by School Year and State)
Contact Clinical Education
Mrs. Rhea Fears, Director
Ms. Amy Johnson, Administrative Assistant
Bagley Hall, Room 227
717 College Avenue
Tahlequah, OK 74464
Forms and Internship Information
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Video via the Oklahoma State Department of Education Facebook page on March 1, 2023.