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The University of Oklahoma campus

At the Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education we...

aspire to become a diverse and inclusive 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 spring 2023 edition of Bridges Magazine. Read about the first graduating class of Sooner Works as they pave the way for other students. Take a deeper dive into the numerous grant projects from our faculty that are having an impact at the local, state and national levels. Read about some of our outstanding alumni who have been honored as teachers of the year. Learn about the accomplishments of our undegraduate and graduate students this year. All of this, and more!

Transformative Tutoring Initiative Shows Marked Improvement in Mathematics Scores for High School Students

Preliminary research results show “high-dosage” tutoring in mathematics resulted in better test scores for Oklahoma high school students who participated in a study led by the Transformative Tutoring Initiative program of the Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education at the University of Oklahoma.