How is teaching certification structured in this state/region?
Certification can be obtained after passing a content-specific test (Praxis II or OSAT) and completing all Teach For America expectations and programming.
Is it possible to complete a master's degree at the end of the two years?
Yes, but not recommend. (Most corps members do not begin a graduate degree until their second year of teaching).
Is a master's degree required?
- University of Oklahoma – tuition discounts offered for select programs, especially in educational administration. These benefits are usually only available to second-year teachers and alumni.
- University of Tulsa – tuition discounts and scholarships available for most graduate programs, including those in education, law, and business.
- Oklahoma State University – scholarships available for teachers pursuing specialty master’s degrees in education.
- Johns Hopkins University – online program for a M.S. in Education; aligned to the Teaching as Leadership framework.