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 a master's degree required?
We have two excellent graduate degree partnerships with universities local to both OKC & Tulsa. These programs offer streamlined application processes for 2nd year corps members and alumni, and the requirements are a 3.0 college GPA & participation/completion of the corps experience. There is currently no GRE requirement – though this is subject to change.
- University of Oklahoma – (Tulsa Campus only): Masters in Educational Administration and Curriculum Studies (EACS) Cohorts start Fall/Winter semesters. Corps members are encouraged to wait to matriculate until the beginning of their 2nd year.
- University of Central Oklahoma (OKC) – Masters in Education Administration. This is a cohort learning model in partnership with OKC Public Schools where participants will complete a set of graduate coursework with the same group of educators over the course of 2 years.
- Johns Hopkins University – Online M.S. in Education program aligned to the Teaching As Leadership framework that TFA uses in its training and coaching