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Admission to the College of Education
Students Seeking Undergraduate Admission to the Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education
The 2-step admissions process for undergraduate students seeking to enter the Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education is explained below. This information applies to students coming to the college from University College as well as those transferring from another college or institution.
I. Admission to the Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education (Step 1)
Students at the University of Oklahoma are eligible for admission to the college after they have:
A. a minimum of 24 college-level semester hours earned from an accredited institution of higher learning;
B. a minimum 2.75 combined retention grade point average on all coursework attempted;
C. declared a major in education.
II. Full Admission to a Certification Program (Step 2)
- Students seeking full admission to a teacher education program must meet the following criteria:
__ 30 college-level hours minimum from an accredited institution of higher learning;
__ 2.75 grade point average (OU retention);
__ 2.75 grade point average (COMB retention)
- 24 hours with a "C" or better:
__ ENGL 1113 - 3 hours
__ PSC1113 - 3 hours
__ ENGL 1213 - 3 hours
__ BIO/PHYS SCI(Gen Ed Core II) - 3 hours
__ MATH (Gen Ed Core I) - 3 hours
__ SOC/PSY/ANTH (1113) - 3 hours (Science Ed. majors: please contact Lisa Acevedo
for an approved substitute.)
__ HIST 1483/1493 - 3 hours
__ Gen Ed Core IV-AF, WC, NWC; Foreign Language; or other advisor approved Gen Ed Course - 3 hours
- Take and pass the OGET.
Oklahoma General Education Test (OGET) http://www.ceoe.nesinc.com/.
Speak with your advisor if you have taken and passed the PPST in another State.
- Background Check. Students entering a Teacher Preparation program after the August 2013 Full Admission interviews will be charged a $30 Background Check fee which must be paid before they will be fully admitted to the program.
Admission to a teacher education certification program requires meeting particular program requirements, submission of an application and essay, passing OGET exam score, background check, and an interview with program area faculty. Upon successful completion of the interview process, students will be fully admitted to a specific teacher education program and given permission to enroll in education classes.
Full Admission Checklist (doc)
III. Admission to the Graduate College to complete the Graduate Certification Component of the TE-PLUS Program. Required only for the Language Arts extended programs
Students must be admitted to the Graduate College to complete the graduate certification component of the TE-PLUS program. They may begin a master's degree program or be classified by the Graduate College as a certification only student. For full admission to the Graduate College, students must achieve a 3.00 cumulative GPA on the last degree-conferring transcript; for conditional admission, students must achieve a 2.50-2.99 cumulative on that last degree-conferring transcript. Students must also meet the admission requirements of the master's program they wish to enter.
Academic credit from any division of the University of Oklahoma - Norman campus, Health Sciences Center, OU-Tulsa, or Continuing Education - is considered resident credit at the University of Oklahoma. Grades and hours earned in any of these divisions are included in the OU retention and cumulative grade point averages for purposes of admission or readmission to the University, and to the individual colleges within the University.
Admission requirements are subject to change on an annual basis. For information that applies to you, please consult the degree checksheet in effect at the time of your first enrollment in the state system.
Graduate College Admission Criteria
- The Graduate Dean governs admission and enrollment in the Graduate College. Except for those in unclassified status, the student must be recommended for admission by an academic unit.
- All admissions to the Graduate College require that the student hold a baccalaureate degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university.
- Undergraduates in their final semester at accredited colleges and universities may apply for admission to the Graduate College.
Academic Unit Admission Criteria
- Many academic units require additional materials such as letters of recommendation and/or test scores before the admission application can be considered.
- Applicants should consult with the graduate liaison of the academic unit to which they are applying in order to determine these additional requirements.
For information on graduate study in the College of Education, contact one of the following departments:
Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum Admission Information
Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Admission Information
Educational Psychology Admission Information
Graduate Programs Support
Please contact the Undergraduate Advising Office: