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At the Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education we...

aspire to become a part of a community of learners who engage in transformative scholarship with and in communities to advance justice and promote human dignity.


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Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum

The mission of the Department of Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum is to prepare teachers and other professionals for leadership roles in education-related settings; to engage in critical inquiry through professionally recognized research and scholarship; and to provide leadership to the profession and society.

Instructional Leadership
and Academic Curriculum

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Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

There are three degree-granting programs in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies.  Each of the three programs offers the M.Ed. and Ph.D. degrees. In addition, the Ed.D. is offered by the EACS program. Each program has its own admissions process, course offerings, and faculty.


Educational Leadership
and Policy Studies

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Educational Psychology

The department of Educational Psychology is committed to developing and disseminating new knowledge through research and scholarly activity, delivering quality instruction and professional training, and pursuing research and training opportunities at the junctures of the disciplines within the department.




The number of Oklahoma students impacted by the Debt-Free Teachers program.


Increase in annual research expenditures for the College since 2018, reaching $15.2M in FY 2023.


The amount of JRCoE scholarship money awarded to students in 2023-24.

Bridges Magazine

Check out the fall 2023 edition of Bridges Magazine. Learn more about our Center for Educational Development and Research and the work they are doing to expand offerings. Get to know the 13 new faculty members we welcomed to the college this year. We also continue our upward trajectory in research funding and you can read about several projects on the horizon. Upcoming events include the KEY Conference on Feb. 24 and the Humphreys Lecture with Dr. Jan Plass on March 7. Both events are free and open to the public. All of this, and more!

The University of Oklahoma Ranks Among Best Online Programs

OU took the No. 34 spot for Best Online Master's in Education Programs for Veterans through the Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education.